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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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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.

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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

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Office of

Rahm Emanuel


Total cost of 23 office trips: $40,148.49


Trips by Rahm Emanuel
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $17,992.58

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: National-Louis University
Purpose: DELIVERY OF COMMENCEMENT SPEECH
Date: Jun 7, 2003
Expense: $426.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, O'HARE-NEW YORK, LA GUARDIA
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: VISIT TO NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND RINGING OF BELL AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Sep 14, 2003
Expense: $1,111.78
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, AND THE CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: VISIT TO THE CHICAGO BOARD CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND THE CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Date: Oct 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $550.86
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: FUTURE'S INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE, "WASHINGTON OUTLOOK PANEL"
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,212.46
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: FUTURE'S INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE. "WASHINGTON OUTLOOK PANEL"
Date: Mar 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,212.46
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER"
Date: Aug 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,194.89
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: JEAN-JAURES FOUNDATION
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN A PUBLICATION AND SEMINAR HOSTED BY THE JEAN-JAURES FOUNDATION
Date: Oct 19, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $6,014.22
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PROGRAM FOR NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS ON CONGRESS
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,269.91
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Rahm Emanuel

John Borovicka
Robert Getzoff
Jonathan Hoganson
Luis Jimenez
Elizabeth Smith
Pete Spiro



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.