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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.

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.

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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NASDAQ - $149,019.33 spent on 37 trips
48.0% spent on Democratic Party
3.3% spent on Independent Party
48.7% spent on Republican Party

BIGGERT, JUDY - Republican Party
April 2, 2004 - April 5, 2004 (4 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - a summit to augment the relationships and concerns between business leaders and government officials
Total Cost - $4,270.78

CARSON, JULIA - Democratic Party
April 2, 2004 - April 5, 2004 (4 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - leadership summit
Total Cost - $1,807.10

CRANE, PHILIP M - Republican Party
April 2, 2004 - April 5, 2004 (4 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - To participate in the NASDAQ Leadership Summit, where we discussed the federal budget deficit, outsourcing, expensing of stock options and legal reform.
Total Cost - $4,484.40

DAVIS, ARTUR GENESTRE - Democratic Party
March 14, 2003 - March 14, 2003 (1 days)
Birmingham, AL
Purpose - Ringing of morning bell at NASDAQ
Total Cost - $681.73

DELAY, THOMAS DALE - Republican Party
March 28, 2003 - March 29, 2003 (2 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - NASDAQ leadership summit
Total Cost - $2,218.50

DICKS, NORM D - Democratic Party
March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Leadership summit for dialogue between business leaders and government officials to discuss ways to stimulate its economy
Total Cost - $6,657.05

DICKS, NORM D - Democratic Party
April 2, 2004 - April 4, 2004 (3 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - NASDAQ Leadership Summit - dialogue between business leaders and government officials
Total Cost - $4,358.90

DREIER, DAVID - Republican Party
March 28, 2003 - March 29, 2003 (2 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $3,051.50

FERGUSON, MIKE - Republican Party
March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Key Biscayne, FL
Purpose - Educational/participant in panel at conference (NASDAQ Leadership Summit)
Total Cost - $3,653.05

FOSSELLA, VITO MR - Republican Party
March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $3,037.00

GREENWOOD, JAMES C - Republican Party
March 28, 2003 - March 30, 2003 (3 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - NASDAQ leadership summit
Total Cost - $6,943.00

ISAKSON, JOHN HARDY - Republican Party
July 21, 2001 - July 21, 2001 (1 days)
Nashville, TN
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $787.00

KANJORSKI, PAUL E - Democratic Party
March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Miami, FL - Key Biscayne, FL
Purpose - Participating in NASDAQ Leadership Summit - sat on panel with other government officials and business leaders re: ways to stimulate US economy
Total Cost - $8,049.84

LUCAS, KENNETH RAY - Democratic Party
April 2, 2004 - April 7, 2004 (6 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - legislative study and fact finding
Total Cost - $4,403.90

MCCARTHY, CAROLYN - Democratic Party
April 2, 2004 - April 5, 2004 (4 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - NASDAQ leadership summit
Total Cost - $3,157.55

MCINNIS, SCOTT - Republican Party
March 27, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (5 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Leadership Summit
Total Cost - $4,696.90

MCINNIS, SCOTT - Republican Party
April 2, 2004 - April 4, 2004 (3 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - leadership summit--served on panel
Total Cost - $5,612.80

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Dialogue between business leaders & gov't officials
Total Cost - $6,649.05

MILLER, BRAD - Democratic Party
March 14, 2003 - March 14, 2003 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - To study the workings of the NASDAQ Market; tour of NASDAQ Marketsite
Total Cost - $646.99

MOORE, DENNIS - Democratic Party
April 2, 2004 - April 4, 2004 (3 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - dialogue with NASDAQ listed businesses
Total Cost - $5,719.80

MOORE, DENNIS - Democratic Party
March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Attend and participate in the NASDAQ Leadership Summit
Total Cost - $7,182.05

RILEY, BOB - Republican Party
May 20, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - educational visit to NASDAQ Stock Market, participation in opening of NASDAQ Stock Market
Total Cost - $1,393.62

ROSS, MICHAEL A - Democratic Party
March 13, 2003 - March 13, 2003 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - learn about securities market issues
Total Cost - $937.49

ROYCE, ED - Republican Party
March 29, 2004 - March 29, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - to learn about market structure issues
Total Cost - $287.14

RYUN, JIM R - Republican Party
March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Miami, FL - Key Biscayne, FL
Purpose - leadership summit
Total Cost - $6,657.05

SANDLIN, MAX - Democratic Party
March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - dialogue between business leaders and government officials regarding stimulating economy
Total Cost - $4,100.05

TOOMEY, PATRICK - Republican Party
March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Key Biscayne, FL
Purpose - dialogue on U.S. economy between business leaders and government officials
Total Cost - $5,932.05

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Key Biscayne, FL
Purpose - speak at NASDAQ leadership summit
Total Cost - $4,334.40

BENNETT, ROBERT F - Republican Party
March 28, 2003 - March 30, 2003 (3 days)
Key Biscayne, FL
Purpose - NASDAQ leadership summit
Total Cost - $4,179.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Key Biscayne, FL
Purpose - to participate in a Congressional Retreat concerning "Stimulating the U.S. Economy to Compete in the Global Arena"
Total Cost - $6,299.50

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
April 2, 2004 - April 5, 2004 (4 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - to speak to CEOs of Nasdaq and other Members of Congress on today's key policy issues
Total Cost - $274.70

BURNS, CONRAD R - Republican Party
April 3, 2004 - April 3, 2004 (1 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Participate in panel
Total Cost - $1,278.70

ALLEN, GEORGE - Republican Party
March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement at NASDAQ leadership summit, a dialogue between leaders and government officials. Trip in 2003, signed & filed in 2003
Total Cost - $5,327.34

ALLARD, A WAYNE - Republican Party
April 2, 2004 - April 4, 2004 (3 days)
FL
Purpose - Educational discussions on economic issues and financial reforms
Total Cost - $4,484.40

SANDERS, BERNARD - Independent Party
April 3, 2004 - April 8, 2004 (6 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - NASDAQ Leadership Summit - Dialogue / meeting between business leaders from the NASDAQ listed community and government officials
Total Cost - $4,931.60

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
April 2, 2004 - April 4, 2004 (3 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - NASDAQ Leadership Summit - participant
Total Cost - $6,049.00

KANJORSKI, PAUL E - Democratic Party
April 2, 2004 - April 5, 2004 (4 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Participate in 2004 NASDAQ Leadership Summit - dialogue between business leaders from the NASDAQ listed community and government officials to discuss economic issues US faces today
Total Cost - $4,484.40

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.