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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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  • 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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Office of

Linda Sanchez


Total cost of 24 office trips: $71,270.81


Trips by Linda Sanchez
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $54,403.64

Destination: INCOGNITO ADDRESS
Sponsor: Planned Parenthood
Purpose:
Date: Mar 28, 2003
Expense: $1,543.00
source

Destination: DALLAS FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Sponsor: Hispanic Women's Network of Texas
Purpose: KEYNOTE BREAKFAST SPEAKER
Date: Jul 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,114.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,809.05
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Sony Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,584.07
source

Destination: LAKEWOOD, CALIFORNIA-RANCHO MIRAGE, CA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT 2003
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.05
source

Destination: DELHI, AGRA, HYPERBAD AND MUMBAI (ALL IN THE COUNTRY OF INDIA)
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO INDIA FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 2, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $18,800.30
source

Destination: HAVANA
Sponsor: Willaim C Velasquez Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Apr 9, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,300.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON-PHOENIX-LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: National Council of La Raza
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $737.04
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA-SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: TO MONITOR THE STATUS OF THE SOTO MURDER INVESTIGATION
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,060.02
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY - NEWARK, NJ - SINGAPORE - SRI LANKA - LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: INSTITUTE OF SOUTHEAST ASIA STUDIES AND THE COMMUNICATIONS CONSORTIUM MEDIA CENTER
Purpose: SURVEY SINGAPORE'S INTERNATIONAL DISASTER-RELIEF EFFORTS TO TSUNAMI-HIT COUNTRIES, PORT SECURITY, AND SURVEY TSUNAMI DEVASTATION AND RELIEF EFFORTS IN SRI LANKA
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $8,678.06
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-HOUSTON, TX-LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: TEXAS WOMEN LAWYERS
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,185.94
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA-HOUSTON, TX-MORELIA, MEXICO-HOUSTON, TX-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE THIRD ANNUAL UNITED STATES - MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,633.34
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: AMER LEG FDN, COAL TO PROM. MIN, HLTH, SEIU, AETNA, AHIP, UNITED, WELLPOINT, BCBS
Purpose: MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,507.38
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Alliance for Justice
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN AN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION CONVENTION PANEL
Date: Aug 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,225.39
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Linda Sanchez

Betsy Arnold
Willard Carte
Malcolm Grace
William Grady
Virginia Mosqueda
Roberto Rodriguez



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.