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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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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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    Greater Expectations transcript

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    A teacher loses faith in the Common Core

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  • 08.28.14

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

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    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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NORTHUP, ANNE M, Republican Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $19,225.33

Average cost per trip - $2,136.15
Total number of days spent traveling - 20 days
Rank of representative - 312 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Home Builders
Dates - February 10, 2001 - February 10, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Speech at annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $994.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,009.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Food Distributors International
Dates - March 3, 2001 - March 3, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speak to the annual business conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,696.80
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,716.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Dates - January 12, 2002 - January 17, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Beijing, China

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - other expenses include translation, trips, trip preparation

Travel Cost - $4,825.94
Lodging Cost - $136.56
Meal Cost - $251.29
Other Cost - $182.44
Total Cost - $5,396.23

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United States Olympic Committee
Dates - February 25, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Lake Placid, NY

Purpose - Site review
Notes - Took husband R. Wood and son Mark

Travel Cost - $1,275.00
Lodging Cost - $680.00
Meal Cost - $165.00
Other Cost - $30.00
Total Cost - $2,150.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Women's National Republican Club
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 17, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Award presentation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $995.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,180.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Dates - July 11, 2003 - July 13, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Aviation Issues Conference
Notes - Traveled with Clinton C. Blair

Travel Cost - $710.00
Lodging Cost - $278.00
Meal Cost - $192.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,180.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Louisville Medical Center Development Corporation
Dates - October 30, 2003 - October 31, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Winston-Salem, NC

Purpose - Visit the Piedmont Triad Research Park to learn best practices that can be replicated in establishing Louisville's Life Science Research Park
Notes - Went with Sherri Craig - her expenses don't seem to be included. Other expenses are for notebooks.

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost - $70.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $890.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Realtors
Dates - February 21, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - car service

Travel Cost - $521.45
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $566.05
Total Cost - $1,087.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard New Members Program Kennedy School
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 1, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - To speak at Newly Elected Members Program and to speak at a Women's Political Program Official..
Notes - Louisville, KY - Boston, MA - Ft Myers, FL

Travel Cost - $316.80
Lodging Cost - $219.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $615.80

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.