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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

    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.

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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SHADEGG, JOHN B, Republican Party
Arizona

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $9,920.11

Average cost per trip - $826.68
Total number of days spent traveling - 29 days
Rank of representative - 434 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Water Resources Association
Dates - November 30, 2000 - December 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Coronado, CA

Purpose - Keynote speaker, National Water Resources Association Annual Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $181.00
Lodging Cost - $168.41
Meal Cost - $25.62
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $375.03

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sunrise Airlines
Dates - February 23, 2000 - February 23, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Lake Powell, AZ

Purpose - Fact-finding/educational
Notes - Lake Powell, AZ - Page, AZ

Travel Cost - $245.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $245.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 4, 2001 - January 5, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - education purposes
Notes - Spouse Shirley Shadegg accompanied.

Travel Cost - $44.00
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost - $336.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $555.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 8, 2001 - August 11, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - education purposes
Notes - itinerary not specified

Travel Cost - $766.25
Lodging Cost - $695.44
Meal Cost - $201.53
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,663.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 28, 2002 - January 29, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $72.00
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost - $146.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $347.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - conservative members retreat - educational
Notes - other for audiovisual and incidentals

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $232.79
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $571.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - February 19, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - educational
Notes - location not specified. [location listed on Ethics rpt for 2004]

Travel Cost - $760.40
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost - $220.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,380.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - March 11, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Myers, FL

Purpose - Educational purpose
Notes - DCA - Ft Myers, FL / Ft Myers, FL - PHX (Washington, DC - Ft Myers - Phoenix, AZ)

Travel Cost - $836.00
Lodging Cost - $325.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,411.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Educational purpose
Notes - Capitol Hill - Baltimore - Capitol Hill

Travel Cost - $113.40
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $304.47
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $882.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Preferred Provider Org
Dates - January 23, 2005 - January 24, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orange County, CA

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Phoenix - Orange County, CA - Phoenix

Travel Cost - $398.00
Lodging Cost - $372.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $770.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Educational
Notes - [assumed city]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $1,134.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,134.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cerner Corp
Dates - April 16, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Speech
Notes - PHX - SAN - PHX (Phoenix - San Diego - Phoenix)

Travel Cost - $200.00
Lodging Cost - $385.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $585.00

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.