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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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  • 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 big 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 big 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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LINDER, JOHN, Republican Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 17
Total cost of trips - $91,197.74

Average cost per trip - $5,364.57
Total number of days spent traveling - 54 days
Rank of representative - 43 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Fair Taxation
Dates - March 30, 2000 - March 31, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $554.50
Lodging Cost - $246.26
Meal Cost - $60.88
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $861.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Fair Taxation
Dates - January 30, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $745.00
Lodging Cost - $285.13
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,030.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 15, 2002 - November 23, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Vienna, Austria

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - spouse Lynne Linder accompanied

Travel Cost - $7,234.66
Lodging Cost - $1,435.00
Meal Cost - $1,622.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,292.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Biscayne, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $554.20
Lodging Cost - $2,100.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,654.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Small Business Assn
Dates - February 11, 2005 - February 12, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sarasota, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $576.80
Lodging Cost - $375.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $951.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - To examine issues relevant to the Committee's responsibilities, and in the process, improve the working environment and working relationship among its members
Notes - DC - Queenstown, MD - DC Aspen Wye River Conference Centers

Travel Cost - $54.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $404.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Frankfurt, Germany - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Frankfurt, Budapest Including spouse

Travel Cost - $6,970.33
Lodging Cost - $1,208.60
Meal Cost - $989.71
Other Cost - $48.67
Total Cost - $9,217.31

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - US Chamber of Commerce
Dates - February 23, 2004 - February 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - West Palm Beach, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $806.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,681.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jerusalem Fund
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Israel - Jordan

Purpose - To strengthen international understanding while practicing strategic partnerships & joint ventures. Defense Aerospace Homeland Security Mission of Peace
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost - $5,200.00
Lodging Cost - $4,000.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost - $8,450.00
Total Cost - $19,650.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Mississippi Farm Bureau
Dates - December 6, 2003 - December 6, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Jackson, MS

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - Jackson, MS - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $655.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $655.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Farm Bureau
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Traverse City, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Traverse City, MI - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $674.00
Lodging Cost - $179.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $853.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Iowa Farm Bureau
Dates - December 3, 2003 - December 4, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Des Moines, IA

Purpose - Speaking engagement..
Notes - Atlanta - Des Moines, IA

Travel Cost - $715.00
Lodging Cost - $194.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $909.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Fact finding trip
Notes - Atlanta, GA - London, England - Atlanta, GA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $15,614.08
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost - $696.66
Total Cost - $18,785.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Texas Farm Bureau
Dates - June 28, 2003 - June 30, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - San Antonio, TX - Atlanta Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,518.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $230.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $2,023.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Spirit Fund
Dates - June 12, 2003 - June 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - Portland, OR - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $1,178.40
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,367.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tax Leadership Council
Dates - April 11, 2005 - April 11, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - To speak to the executive board and their supports about the prospects for the tax reform in the 109th Congress
Notes - ATL - Houston - IAD [Amended to change sponsor name, and reduce cost] (Atlanta - Houston - Atlanta )

Travel Cost - $9,000.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Fair Taxation
Dates - July 25, 2005 - July 25, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Denver, CO - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $10,863.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,863.00

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 big 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.