Beverly K. Eakman
vanlien@earthlink.net
 

Educator, 9 years: English, Literature, Debate; 7th grade remedial through 12th grade honors and debate team, 1968-1974 (CA), 1979-1981 (TX).  Wrote English grammar curriculum for foreign students.  (B.S. in education, Texas Tech Univ. (1968); graduate work:  Univ. of Calif., Irvine and Univ. of Houston.)

Science & Technical Writer/Editor-in-Chief of NASA’s official newspaper, 1974-1979. Biggest feature: “David the Bubble Baby,” a behind-the-scenes look at space technology in medicine.

Chief speechwriter for: Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, Commission on the Bicentennial of the US Constitution, 1986-87; Director, Voice of America, 1987-89. Writer: U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1991-2004.

Author: recently released, Walking Targets (2007); 3 other books on education policy since 1991, inc. the internationally acclaimed Cloning of the American Mind: Eradicating Morality Through Education (1998). Op-Ed Columnist for NewsWithViews, WorldNetDaily, RaidersNews, American Opinion, and more.

Feature-length articles: Education Week, Chronicles Magazine, The Washington Times, Insight Magazine, National Review, The New American, Crisis Magazine, The Washington Post (1985-present).

Executive Director 1994-2006: National Education Consortium (specializing in education & privacy law).

Personal:  Married 41 years to David Eakman, an aerospace engineer/scientist. 
 
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Veteran of 700+ nationwide radio/TV talk shows and 150 speaking engagements since 1991, with numerous published articles on education, mental health and privacy issues in national magazines.  Four speeches (one with award, 2008) reprinted in the premier speaking publication, Vital Speeches of the Day.

Expert witness/consultant in winning education court case, Feb. 2000. Consultant, ABC's "20/20" segment on self-esteem, Dec. 3, 1998.  Four TV Specials for EWTN, 2010, 2003, 2001, 1999.  TV Special “Sensitivity Training,” Penn & Teller (Showtime), July 31, 2008.  All had subsequent, repeat airings.

AWARDS: National human rights award winner, 1995, for first book, Educating for the New World Order. Winner, International Human Rights Award, 1999, for third book, Cloning of the American Mind: Eradicating Morality Through Education. “Golden Whistle Award,” 1991, Detroit, MI, for first book.  Two Manned Flight Awareness Awards from NASA for journalism.

Expert panelist on full disclosure and parental right to refuse psychiatric referral/psychotropic drugs for children in tax-supported schools (FL State legislature supporting Senate Bill 1766), April 19, 2005; on psychographic testing to NH State Board of Education, May 15, 2000; on psychographic testing, SepCon Convention, (Wash., DC) Nov. 22, 2004; on Marxist influence in teacher education, Army-Navy Club (Wash., DC), April 13, 2000; on link between school violence and psychotropic drugs, Orlando & Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Aug./Oct. 1999; on mandated use of prescription psychotropic drugs in schools, National Press Club, Wash., D.C., Sept. 1998, in Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 1998, and again in New York City, Nov. 1998; on psychological surveying passed off as academic testing, at Harcourt Brace School Textbook Co. hearing, Dallas, TX, Oct. 5, 1998; on psychology and education policy, Hillsdale College, MI, 1996.

Speaking Highlights: Good Neighbor Law Forum (Denver, CO) Apr. 17, 2010; Freedom21 Conference, (Dallas, TX) July 26, 2008; Center for Intelligent Growth Conference, (Tucson, AZ) Aug. 23, 2008; Constitutional Coalition (St. Louis, MO) Jan. 2008, 2004, 2001, 1999; Commonwealth Education Organization (Pittsburgh, PA) Sept. 23, 2004; Owego Council (Owego/Binghamton, NY), Oct. 21, 2005; Foundations of Education Conference, Washburn University (Topeka, KS) Nov. 4, 2005; EdWatch Banquet (Minneapolis, MN), Oct. 14, 2000 and May 21, 2004; CT Homeschool Network (E. Hampton, CT), Sept. 2002; CCHR-USA (Clearwater, FL), Oct. 2002, 1999, 1995; Puyallup Republican Women's Club (Seattle, WA), May 2002; 8th Annual Catholic Family-Home Education Conference (Lansing, MI), June 2002; St. Andrews Catholic Church (VA-DC diocese) Jan. 27, 2001; Republican Women's Conference (Detroit, MI) March 10, 2001; AL State Convention, May 1, 1999; OH State Board of Education, May 10, 1999; GA State Convention, Sept. 18, 1999; U.S. Business Industry Council (Wash., D.C.), July 19, 1999; The Delphian School, (Portland, OR) Oct. 29-30, 1999; Annual Parents’ Conference (Salt Lake City, UT) Nov. 1998.

Legislation: Anti-Coercion Education Act—in Committee in 6 state legislatures; passed in three, 2003.