Beverly K. Eakman

Beverly K. Eakman is a lecturer, columnist, and the author of four books on mental- health issues, data-trafficking, and education.  Her latest book is Walking Targets: How Our Psychologized Classrooms Are Producing a Nation of Sitting Ducks.

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  • September 2002

    Bushwhacking Johnny

    At dinner, ten-year-old Johnny is sullen and uncommunicative. It has been a bad day. His parents pass off his ill humor as “going through a phase.” Actually, it was an easy day—taken up with “another stupid school assembly.”

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  • A String of Domestic Atrocities

    Andrea Yates, the Houston mother recently sentenced to life in prison for drowning her five children in the bathtub, has become the latest horror story in an alarming string of domestic atrocities occurring in the wake of mental-health drug treatment.

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  • Influence on Behavior

    Dartmouth Medical School has published the results of research concerning parental influence upon children’s behavior in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Lo and behold: Parents’ “preaching” works!

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  • January 2001

    School Days

    No one could see where the floor began and the rubbish ended. A window down the hall shattered. and I could hear the tinkle and clatter as the last broken pieces hit the ones that had preceded them.

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  • September 2000

    Uncle Sam's Classroom

    Yolanda and Raul Salazar of Miami, Florida, naturalized citizens who escaped Castro's Cuba, are finding out the hard way that Uncle Sam's classrooms are not about proficiency at anything, or literacy, or basics.

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  • May 1995

    Socialization as Schooling

    For 30 years, elementary and secondary education has been taking on a new orientation, away from substantive subject matter toward a mental health agenda. Personality development—i.e., the "whole child" concept of education—has become the primary focus of schooling.

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  • June 1994

    When Sex Conquers Love

    Much as I hate to admit it, AIDS czarina Kristine Gebbie got it right. The message to youngsters these days does indeed give the impression that sex is ugly, dirty, and a more perverse than pleasurable experience.

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