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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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.

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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.

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FOLEY, MARK, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 24
Total cost of trips - $43,639.60

Average cost per trip - $1,818.32
Total number of days spent traveling - 95 days
Rank of representative - 148 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - July 6, 2000 - July 7, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Working with the media retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $15.00
Lodging Cost - $204.00
Meal Cost - $115.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $334.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 5, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cape Cod, MA

Purpose - Workshop/Congressional Education Seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,650.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Entertainment Industry Development Corp.
Dates - January 18, 2000 - January 20, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Public Forum on Runaway Production
Notes -

Travel Cost - $420.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $940.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Financial Investment Advisers
Dates - September 10, 2000 - September 10, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Transportation from West Palm beach to Orlando
Notes -

Travel Cost - $405.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $405.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Resort Development Association
Dates - July 22, 2000 - July 24, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - Speech -- trustees conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,014.69
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,139.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 23, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Meet with Business and government leaders to discuss public policy affecting U.S. and Italy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,150.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $5,435.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 4, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Conference/seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $153.00
Lodging Cost - $1,215.00
Meal Cost - $456.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,824.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Realtors
Dates - November 2, 2001 - November 4, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement - national convention.
Notes - Amended filing to show sponsor and purpose.

Travel Cost - $390.25
Lodging Cost - $330.92
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $721.17

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 6, 2001 - January 15, 2001 (10 days)
Location(s) - India

Purpose - Meetings with senior representatives in national state governments in India
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $6,871.74
Lodging Cost - $1,139.12
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,010.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Recording Industry Association of America
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 16, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Briefings and tours with Sony, Warner and Universal record labels.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $200.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $350.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Distillers and Vinters, North America
Dates - January 29, 2001 - January 30, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $225.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $275.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 18, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Scotland

Purpose - Conference
Notes - Transport includes ground transportation

Travel Cost - $954.00
Lodging Cost - $1,971.00
Meal Cost - $568.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,493.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 5, 2002 - July 8, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Newport, RI

Purpose - congressional leadership educational seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $539.35
Lodging Cost - $975.00
Meal Cost - $456.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,970.35

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - February 15, 2002 - February 19, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - reviewing high tech industries
Notes - other includes ground transportation. NB - this is an ammendment - original gave higher transportation cost.

Travel Cost - $2,272.00
Lodging Cost - $996.36
Meal Cost - $654.45
Other Cost - $341.88
Total Cost - $4,264.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American College of Radiation Oncology
Dates - February 27, 2004 - February 28, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - speaking to annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $530.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $530.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mortgage Bankers Association
Dates - January 31, 2004 - January 31, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - participation in the annual Mortgage Bankers Association Commercial Real Estate Finance Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $684.77
Lodging Cost - $572.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,406.77

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - 104th Congress Class Retreat
Notes - DC- Scottsdale, AZ - DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $504.00
Meal Cost - $567.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,071.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - 2005 Congressional Advisory Board Policy Conference - Speaking participation
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,101.75
Meal Cost - $568.18
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,669.93

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugar Alliance
Dates - August 7, 2004 - August 11, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes - Washington, DC - Denver, CO - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $438.40
Lodging Cost - $566.82
Meal Cost - $181.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,186.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Inc
Dates - November 4, 2004 - November 4, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes - West Palm Beach, FL - Miami, FL

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $348.71
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $428.71

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - FLA USA, Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes - West Palm Beach, FL - London, England - West Palm Beach, FL

Travel Cost - $1,978.95
Lodging Cost - $1,463.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,691.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Salem Law Group, Allergan, American Assn of Ophthalmology
Dates - October 23, 2004 - October 25, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Tampa, FL - New Orleans, LA - West Palm Beach, FL

Travel Cost - $140.00
Lodging Cost - $487.40
Meal Cost - $19.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $647.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Clark Consulting
Dates - November 5, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Miami, FL - Naples, FL - West Palm Beach, FL

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $365.58
Meal Cost - $185.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $550.58

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - August 1, 2004 - August 3, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC
Notes - Speaking engagement

Travel Cost - $496.56
Lodging Cost - $843.66
Meal Cost - $303.42
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,643.64

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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.