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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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    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.

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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NORWOOD, CHARLES W, Republican Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $25,942.56

Average cost per trip - $2,161.88
Total number of days spent traveling - 38 days
Rank of representative - 249 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Dental Association
Dates - July 28, 2000 - July 31, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Took wife Gloria Norwood

Travel Cost - $790.00
Lodging Cost - $334.00
Meal Cost - $170.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,294.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tennessee Dental Association
Dates - May 18, 2000 - May 19, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - TN

Purpose - to address their members
Notes - no destination listed. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $793.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $933.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Dental Association
Dates - August 16, 2001 - August 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose -
Notes - No purpose specified - accompanied by spouse Gloria Norwood

Travel Cost - $4,414.00
Lodging Cost - $546.12
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,060.12

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Reliant Energy
Dates - December 26, 2001 - December 28, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Breakfast briefing and hunting excursion
Notes -

Travel Cost - $691.50
Lodging Cost - $84.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $855.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of North Carolina Dental School
Dates - May 20, 2001 - May 20, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chapel Hill, NC

Purpose - Commencement address
Notes - No location specified - accompanied by spouse Gloria Norwood

Travel Cost - $1,377.60
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $28.62
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,406.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Lung Association, American Thoracic Society
Dates - May 18, 2002 - May 20, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Serve as Plenary Speaker
Notes - accompanied by spouse Gloria Norwood

Travel Cost - $2,333.00
Lodging Cost - $238.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,671.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cable Television Association
Dates - May 4, 2002 - May 7, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - attend cable 2002 convention, speech at public policy lunch
Notes - accompanied by spouse Gloria Norwood. [assumed destintion]

Travel Cost - $1,968.00
Lodging Cost - $1,030.80
Meal Cost - $751.39
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,750.19

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Brown University Public Policy Forum
Dates - April 4, 2002 - April 5, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Providence, RI

Purpose - speech
Notes - other expenses include taxi. Brown University

Travel Cost - $1,565.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $30.00
Total Cost - $1,595.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Rhode Island Medical Association
Dates - November 1, 2003 - November 3, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Providence, RI - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - RIMS conference-keynote speech
Notes - Spouse, Mrs. Gloria Norwood-speaker's gift, public transportation-other

Travel Cost - $1,851.00
Lodging Cost - $378.56
Meal Cost - $106.43
Other Cost - $88.40
Total Cost - $2,424.39

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Dental Association
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speak at ADA Annual Meeting
Notes - Spouse, Mrs. Gloria Norwood accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,364.00
Lodging Cost - $1,072.40
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,436.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - participate in Health Policy Conference
Notes - Spouse, Mrs. Gloria Norwood accompanied. Other costs are for conference jacket and tote bag.

Travel Cost - $1,177.00
Lodging Cost - $1,315.32
Meal Cost - $979.47
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $3,516.74

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology)
Dates - June 5, 2004 - June 7, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - 2004 Public Service Award
Notes - Washington, DC - New Orleans - Washington, DC This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes

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.