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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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    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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NYSE - $70,408.28 spent on 64 trips
84.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
15.1% spent on Republican Party

ACKERMAN, GARY L - Democratic Party
January 29, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Educational (market issues)
Total Cost - $708.02

BAKER, RICHARD HUGH - Republican Party
January 13, 2000 - January 14, 2000 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Merrill Lynch
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $680.00

BALDWIN, TAMMY - Democratic Party
April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose - education
Total Cost - $706.00

BERKLEY, SHELLEY - Democratic Party
January 23, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (3 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Merrill Lynch, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose - Freshman Democratic member fact-finding tour
Total Cost - $2,062.25

BISHOP, SANFORD D JR - Democratic Party
June 15, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Bell Atlantic, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $1,066.52

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
June 15, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Bell Atlantic, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose - Fact finding tour of the New York Exchange
Total Cost - $1,991.24

CAPPS, LOIS G - Democratic Party
April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose - fact-finding about U.S. capital markets and international development issues
Total Cost - $851.91

CAPUANO, MICHAEL EVERETT - Democratic Party
January 4, 2004 - January 5, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - education
Total Cost - $871.10

CARSON, JULIA - Democratic Party
April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - women's caucus issues visit to the NYSE
Total Cost - $733.76

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
June 16, 2000 - June 17, 2000 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Bell Atlantic, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose - Educational
Total Cost - $1,807.19

CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
January 23, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Merrill Lynch
Purpose - Led freshman delegation to NYSE
Total Cost - $732.00

CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
January 29, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Democratic Congressional Delegation trip to learn about equity markets
Total Cost - $561.85

EMANUEL, RAHM - Democratic Party
September 14, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Visit to New York Stock Exchange and ringing of bell at the New York Stock Exchange
Total Cost - $1,111.78

HOLT, RUSH - Democratic Party
January 24, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - attend NYSE day for freshman members
Total Cost - $433.75

ISRAEL, STEVE - Democratic Party
June 2, 2003 - June 3, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Tour of the New York Stock Exchange
Total Cost - $689.18

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
June 15, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Bell Atlantic, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose - markets research and fact finding mission
Total Cost - $1,141.09

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
January 22, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Merrill Lynch
Purpose - freshman democratic class
Total Cost - $2,486.00

KANJORSKI, PAUL E - Democratic Party
November 11, 2003 - November 12, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Ring opening bell at New York Stock Exchange and tour trading floor
Total Cost - $559.53

KAPTUR, MARCY - Democratic Party
April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Meetings at United Nations and New York Stock Exchange
Total Cost - $493.26

KILPATRICK, CAROLYN CHEEKS - Democratic Party
April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Bell Atlantic, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose - fact-finding mission
Total Cost - $992.42

LARSON, JOHN B - Democratic Party
January 23, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Merrill Lynch
Purpose - to learn more about the securities markets and financial services
Total Cost - $1,082.00

MANZULLO, DONALD A - Republican Party
April 9, 2001 - April 12, 2001 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - visit 3 stock exchanges, open NASDAQ, duties per financial services committee
Total Cost - $857.00

MCCARTHY, CAROLYN - Democratic Party
January 29, 2004 - January 29, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - to view exchange and discuss issues of interest
Total Cost - $524.78

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
June 14, 2000 - June 17, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Bell Atlantic, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose - Congressional Black Caucus visit to New York Stock Exchange
Total Cost - $1,252.37

MILLER, BRAD - Democratic Party
January 29, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - to study the day-to-day operations of the market
Total Cost - $1,442.51

MOORE, DENNIS - Democratic Party
January 23, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (3 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Merrill Lynch
Purpose - Banking and UN fact-finding mission
Total Cost - $1,922.00

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
January 23, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Merrill Lynch
Purpose - Meet with NYSE officials and regulators and visit Merrill Lynch equities and trading floor
Total Cost - $731.00

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
May 21, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): CitiGroup
Purpose - Tour New York Stock Exchange and meet with Wall Street firm regarding Hispanic initiatives
Total Cost - $717.80

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
June 15, 2000 - June 17, 2000 (3 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Bell Atlantic, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose - To tour the New York Stock Exchange and the United Nationals. To attend briefings on related issues
Total Cost - $870.55

POMBO, RICHARD - Republican Party
October 19, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Purpose - ring the opening bell at the stock exchange
Total Cost - $1,055.78

ROSS, MICHAEL A - Democratic Party
January 29, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Establish and improve relations between members of the Committee on financial services and the New York Stock Exchange
Total Cost - $3,438.51

ROSS, MICHAEL A - Democratic Party
June 2, 2003 - June 3, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - To discuss issues affecting capital markets and the investor community.
Total Cost - $1,008.13

SANCHEZ, LORETTA - Democratic Party
April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose - fact-finding and meetings
Total Cost - $601.06

SCOTT, ROBERT C BOBBY - Democratic Party
June 16, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (3 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Bell Atlantic, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose - Educational trip to New York City with Congressional Black Caucus
Total Cost - $651.08

SCOTT, DAVID ALBERT - Democratic Party
January 29, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - education trip
Total Cost - $1,951.10

SESSIONS, PETE - Republican Party
January 13, 2004 - January 14, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - learn about market structure and other regulatory issues facing securities markets
Total Cost - $803.56

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
January 14, 2000 - January 14, 2000 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - tour facility - fact-finding trip
Total Cost - $1,218.00

THOMPSON, BENNIE G - Democratic Party
June 15, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Bell Atlantic, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $1,018.65

CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Led a trip to NYSE for Democratic Freshmen Members to see the importance of the market.
Total Cost - $1,116.41

ROYCE, ED - Republican Party
July 18, 2004 - July 19, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - To learn about market structure issues
Total Cost - $918.40

CAPITO, SHELLEY MOORE - Republican Party
July 18, 2004 - July 19, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Subcommittee visit to the New York Stock Exchange. Capitol Markets Subcommittee.
Total Cost - $1,377.65

FOSSELLA, VITO MR - Republican Party
July 18, 2004 - July 19, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $648.95

HIGGINS, BRIAN M - Democratic Party
March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Two day visit with Freshman Members of Congress to the New York Stock Exchange to meet with brokers and specialists, ring opening bell, discuss Hybrid Market and Reg
Total Cost - $1,169.03

COSTA, JIM - Democratic Party
March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Educational business trip
Total Cost - $1,583.16

CLEAVER, EMANUEL II - Democratic Party
March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Meet with reps; ringing of NYSE's opening bell; spent time on the trading floor; discussion of NYSE's new hybrid market
Total Cost - $2,141.18

BARROW, JOHN J - Democratic Party
March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Tour and educational meetings regarding the operations of the NYSE specifically, and America's financial sector in general
Total Cost - $1,062.21

SCHULTZ, DEBBIE WASSERMAN - Democratic Party
March 6, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (3 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Tour of NYSE (Congressional Trip)
Total Cost - $1,159.26

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $724.86

KANJORSKI, PAUL E - Democratic Party
March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Educational - to learn more about eh Stock Exchange and their issues before Congress and the SEC, including Reg NMS
Total Cost - $1,047.06

BEAN, MELISSA L - Democratic Party
March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Congressional Member Visit
Total Cost - $1,025.86

CAPUANO, MICHAEL EVERETT - Democratic Party
January 23, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Meeting
Total Cost - $756.00

SCHWARTZ, ALLYSON Y - Democratic Party
March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Educational - to tour the New York Stock Exchange
Total Cost - $659.36

HINOJOSA, RUBEN E - Democratic Party
January 29, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Member Congressional Fact-finding visit
Total Cost - $2,006.61

NEUGEBAUER, RANDY - Republican Party
April 28, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Goldman Sachs, Securities Industry Assn
Purpose - Official fact finding and educational visit to meet with officials from the financial services industry
Total Cost - $2,533.55

MOORE, GWENDOLYNNE - Democratic Party
March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Tour the New York Stock Exchange and discuss issues affecting capital markets
Total Cost - $1,541.84

KELLY, SUE W - Republican Party
April 29, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - House Financial Services Committee Members educational trip to the exchange
Total Cost - $34.09

GARRETT, E SCOTT - Republican Party
April 29, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - House Financial Services Committee trip to discuss issues affecting the Capital Markets
Total Cost - $496.04

KANJORSKI, PAUL E - Democratic Party
January 29, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Visit to NYSE to observe firsthand the operations of the NYSE and interact with its leaders and other participants in our securities markets in order to better understand the role of the NYSE in our national securities market system
Total Cost - $1,550.47

INSLEE, JAY R - Democratic Party
January 29, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Fact finding, financial services trip
Total Cost - $1,520.17

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
September 12, 2005 - September 12, 2005 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Tour stock exchange
Total Cost - $651.19

KANJORSKI, PAUL E - Democratic Party
September 11, 2005 - September 12, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Briefings by and discussions with senior NYSE executives on current issues affecting the capital markets
Total Cost - $883.60

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
September 12, 2005 - September 12, 2005 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Visit to New York Stock Exchange and meetings with NYSE officials re: financial services issues
Total Cost - $891.09

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
September 11, 2005 - September 12, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - To attend briefings on capital market issues
Total Cost - $762.31

ACKERMAN, GARY L - Democratic Party
September 12, 2005 - September 12, 2005 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Learn about issues affecting the capital market
Total Cost - $323.20

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.