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Students in Kentucky taking a Common Core math test. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

Greater Expectations

The United States is in the midst of a huge education reform. The Common Core State Standards are a new set of expectations for what students should learn each year in school. The standards have been adopted by most states, though there's plenty of controversy about them among activists and politicians. Most teachers, however, actually like the standards. This American RadioWorks documentary takes listeners into classrooms to explore how the standards are changing teaching and learning. Teachers say Common Core has the potential to help kids who are behind, as well as those who are ahead. But many teachers have big concerns about the Common Core tests. The new, tougher tests are meant to let the nation know how kids are really doing in school -- but bad scores could get teachers and principals fired.

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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in Kentucky taking a Common Core math test. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

Greater Expectations

The United States is in the midst of a huge education reform. The Common Core State Standards are a new set of expectations for what students should learn each year in school. The standards have been adopted by most states, though there's plenty of controversy about them among activists and politicians. Most teachers, however, actually like the standards. This American RadioWorks documentary takes listeners into classrooms to explore how the standards are changing teaching and learning. Teachers say Common Core has the potential to help kids who are behind, as well as those who are ahead. But many teachers have big concerns about the Common Core tests. The new, tougher tests are meant to let the nation know how kids are really doing in school -- but bad scores could get teachers and principals fired.

Recent Posts

  • 08.29.14

    Greater Expectations transcript

  • 08.28.14

    A teacher loses faith in the Common Core

    New York teacher Kevin Glynn was once a big fan of the Common Core, but he says the standardized testing that's come along with it is reducing students to test scores and narrowing what gets taught in schools.
  • 08.28.14

    Are you smarter than a Common Core student? Try a Common Core test

    New Common Core tests are supposed to measure students' ability to think critically, analyze information, and cite evidence as well as test their conceptual understanding of mathematics and their ability to apply math to the real world. See how you'd do on a Common Core test.
  • 08.28.14

    Questioning the Common Core tests

    In the United States, education standards come with tests. Most students haven't been tested on the Common Core yet. But in one state where they have, the controversy is so intense that it's threatening to bring down the Common Core altogether.

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CANTOR, ERIC, Republican Party
Virginia

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $30,945.91

Average cost per trip - $2,063.06
Total number of days spent traveling - 52 days
Rank of representative - 213 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Republican Study Committee
Dates - January 5, 2001 - January 5, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Educational - seminars/briefing
Notes - Transportation cost is for one day of parking

Travel Cost - $11.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $28.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $39.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other cost not specified

Travel Cost - $3,466.10
Lodging Cost - $1,011.89
Meal Cost - $695.65
Other Cost - $493.00
Total Cost - $5,666.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Spouse Diana Cantor and children Michael, Jenna and Evan accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $630.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,580.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
Dates - January 27, 2002 - January 28, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - speak at a conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,282.00
Lodging Cost - $216.00
Meal Cost - $55.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,553.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Financial Services Roundtable
Dates - April 3, 2003 - April 4, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speak to Financial Services Roundtable conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,022.50
Lodging Cost - $400.03
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,422.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 29, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other costs are for security

Travel Cost - $3,412.91
Lodging Cost - $1,144.00
Meal Cost - $465.75
Other Cost - $610.16
Total Cost - $5,632.82

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - January 12, 2003 - January 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speech on foreign affairs
Notes -

Travel Cost - $375.00
Lodging Cost - $179.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $554.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Diana and three children accompanied. Meals included in lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,226.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 29, 2003 - January 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - Leadership Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $307.00
Meal Cost - $410.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $717.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - February 6, 2003 - February 9, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Leadership Retreat
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $120.00
Lodging Cost - $739.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $355.00
Total Cost - $1,214.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - January 29, 2004 - January 29, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speak at AIPAC dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,797.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,797.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute, Inc.
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - house leadership retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $306.72
Meal Cost - $593.49
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $900.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Assn
Dates - February 11, 2005 - February 11, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speak to their Legislative Liaison Advisory Conference
Notes - Richmond, VA - Naples, FL - Richmond, VA

Travel Cost - $950.29
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $950.29

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - November 29, 2004 - December 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Irvington, VA

Purpose - ELC Retreat
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $339.00
Meal Cost - $389.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $728.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 18, 2005 - August 25, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Washington, DC - Israel - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $4,676.06
Lodging Cost - $1,631.00
Meal Cost - $624.24
Other Cost - $34.12
Total Cost - $6,965.42

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in Kentucky taking a Common Core math test. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

Greater Expectations

The United States is in the midst of a huge education reform. The Common Core State Standards are a new set of expectations for what students should learn each year in school. The standards have been adopted by most states, though there's plenty of controversy about them among activists and politicians. Most teachers, however, actually like the standards. This American RadioWorks documentary takes listeners into classrooms to explore how the standards are changing teaching and learning. Teachers say Common Core has the potential to help kids who are behind, as well as those who are ahead. But many teachers have big concerns about the Common Core tests. The new, tougher tests are meant to let the nation know how kids are really doing in school -- but bad scores could get teachers and principals fired.

Recent Posts

  • 08.29.14

    Greater Expectations transcript

  • 08.28.14

    A teacher loses faith in the Common Core

    New York teacher Kevin Glynn was once a big fan of the Common Core, but he says the standardized testing that's come along with it is reducing students to test scores and narrowing what gets taught in schools.
  • 08.28.14

    Are you smarter than a Common Core student? Try a Common Core test

    New Common Core tests are supposed to measure students' ability to think critically, analyze information, and cite evidence as well as test their conceptual understanding of mathematics and their ability to apply math to the real world. See how you'd do on a Common Core test.
  • 08.28.14

    Questioning the Common Core tests

    In the United States, education standards come with tests. Most students haven't been tested on the Common Core yet. But in one state where they have, the controversy is so intense that it's threatening to bring down the Common Core altogether.