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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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    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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TAUZIN, WILBERT J II, Republican Party
Louisiana

Total number of trips - 32
Total cost of trips - $59,539.21

Average cost per trip - $1,860.60
Total number of days spent traveling - 83 days
Rank of representative - 95 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Ziff-Davis Company (Comdex)
Dates - April 19, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $500.00
Lodging Cost - $260.41
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost - $114.78
Total Cost - $900.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Automobile Dealers Association
Dates - February 2, 2000 - February 4, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,685.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,935.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - November 17, 2000 - November 19, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,160.00
Lodging Cost - $59.00
Meal Cost - $42.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,261.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Chamber Foundation
Dates - May 19, 2000 - May 20, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - conference
Notes - took wife, Cecile Tauzin

Travel Cost - $100.00
Lodging Cost - $734.12
Meal Cost - $315.16
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,149.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Citizens for a Sound Economy
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 21, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - tax reform debate
Notes -

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $900.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ALTV
Dates - January 22, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - conference
Notes - took wife, Cecile Tauzin

Travel Cost - $2,894.00
Lodging Cost - $640.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,534.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Television Program Executives
Dates - January 25, 2000 - January 27, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - took wife, Cecile Tauzin

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $640.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $640.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cable Television Association
Dates - May 7, 2000 - May 8, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,477.00
Lodging Cost - $165.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $1,662.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bell South
Dates - June 18, 2000 - June 19, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - conference/keynote speaker
Notes - took son, Michael Tauzin

Travel Cost - $1,350.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $1,890.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange
Dates - January 14, 2000 - January 14, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - tour facility - fact-finding trip
Notes - took wife, Cecile Tauzin; ''other" is for ground transportation for rep and wife

Travel Cost - $848.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost - $330.00
Total Cost - $1,218.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cahners Publishing
Dates - March 6, 2000 - March 6, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - took son, Michael Tauzin

Travel Cost - $810.00
Lodging Cost - $426.39
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $62.00
Total Cost - $1,298.39

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Viacom Inc.
Dates - September 8, 2000 - September 11, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - took wife, Cecile Tauzin

Travel Cost - $536.00
Lodging Cost - $1,131.40
Meal Cost - $388.00
Other Cost - $371.50
Total Cost - $2,426.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industry Association
Dates - March 30, 2000 - April 2, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - conference
Notes - took wife, Cecile Tauzin

Travel Cost - $2,362.00
Lodging Cost - $325.00
Meal Cost - $690.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,377.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - January 7, 2000 - January 10, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - took wife, Cecile Tauzin

Travel Cost - $2,337.50
Lodging Cost - $927.26
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,264.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Telecom Association
Dates - February 19, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - leadership roundtable
Notes - took wife, Cecile Tauzin

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $638.17
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $938.17

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - SBC Telecommunications, Inc.
Dates - January 7, 2000 - January 10, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Tour Pacific Bell network operations center as an educational fact-finding trip
Notes - took wife, Cecile Tauzin

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $340.20
Meal Cost - $141.30
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $481.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Greater Houston Partnership
Dates - April 6, 2001 - April 6, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Business Roundtable
Notes -

Travel Cost - $28.80
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $43.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United States Telecom Association
Dates - February 25, 2001 - February 28, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - La Quinta, CA

Purpose - conference
Notes - Spouse Cecile Tauzin accompanied. No travel costs are specified.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $841.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $841.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fleishman-Hillard Inc.
Dates - February 19, 2001 - February 20, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Menlo Park, CA

Purpose - technology conference
Notes - Spouse Cecile Tauzin accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $363.00
Meal Cost - $118.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $481.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Entergy
Dates - June 3, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - other costs are not specified

Travel Cost - $4,347.20
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $4,522.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Instinet LLC
Dates - July 20, 2001 - July 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - meeting with CEO and executives of Instinet regarding legislative issues before the Energy and Commerce Committee
Notes - Spouse Cecile Tauzin accompanied

Travel Cost - $438.00
Lodging Cost - $340.00
Meal Cost - $191.30
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $969.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Viacom Inc.
Dates - July 22, 2001 - July 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - meetings regarding National Ownership cap and program access
Notes - Spouse Cecile Tauzin accompanied

Travel Cost - $307.53
Lodging Cost - $347.62
Meal Cost - $23.05
Other Cost - $3.00
Total Cost - $681.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Shaw Group
Dates - November 16, 2001 - November 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - Speaker at a summit meeting of key leaders in refining, power, chemical and petroleum industry
Notes - Son John Tauzin accompanied, Other costs are not specified.

Travel Cost - $4,202.00
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $4,867.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Dee Dot Timberlands
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - roundtable regarding retail food industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,300.00
Lodging Cost - $60.00
Meal Cost - $48.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,408.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - conference speaker
Notes - Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,009.00
Lodging Cost - $1,030.80
Meal Cost - $146.48
Other Cost - $324.00
Total Cost - $2,510.28

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Florida Power and Light
Dates - June 30, 2002 - July 2, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - fact-finding trip on renewable energy, utility operations and deregulation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,246.50
Lodging Cost - $587.62
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,034.12

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Competitive Enterprise Institute
Dates - January 3, 2002 - January 6, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Angelo, TX

Purpose - forum on wildlife management and oil and gas production
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,920.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,295.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Grocery Manufactories of America
Dates - June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - speech at executive conference
Notes - Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,379.44
Meal Cost - $69.77
Other Cost - $11.65
Total Cost - $1,460.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - April 4, 2003 - April 6, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Roundtable regarding country of origin labeling
Notes -

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $60.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,050.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Dates - March 27, 2003 - March 30, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Conference speaker
Notes - Cecile Tauzin, spouse-other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $2,732.00
Lodging Cost - $644.19
Meal Cost - $558.50
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $4,234.69

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association
Dates - March 16, 2003 - March 17, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speaker, annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,168.21
Lodging Cost - $419.71
Meal Cost - $155.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,743.42

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Shaw Group
Dates - September 28, 2003 - September 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Marathon, FL

Purpose - Roundtable symposium speaker on Clean Water Act & Energy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,131.25
Lodging Cost - $189.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,520.25

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.