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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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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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Office of

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen


Total cost of 39 office trips: $141,479.07


Trips by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $63,502.25

Destination: MIAMI-JFK-TEL AVIV; TEL AVIV-SEOUL RETURN TRIP PAID FOR BY ANOTHER SPONSOR, THE U.S.-KOREAN EXCHANGE COUNCIL
Sponsor: THE JERUSALEM FUND OF AISH HATORAH AND THE IDT CORPORATION I REIMBURSED THE JERUSALEM FUND FOR THE COST OF MY TWO ACCOMPANYING CHILDREN
Purpose: TO STRENGTHEN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY. REP. ROS-LEHTINEN RECEIVED THE FRIEND OF ZION AWARD (AT CEREMONY) FROM THE MUNICIPALITY OF JERUSALEM AND THE JERUSALEM FUND
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $13,183.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV-SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND SOUTH KOREA TO TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $27,960.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN TO KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Destination: LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA TO SINGAPORE AND SINGAPORE TO MIAMI, FL/USA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,602.00
source

Destination: FRANKFURT-AMENANH TEL-AVIV
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR IN JORDAN AND ISRAEL
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $11,635.25
source

Destination: DULLES, LOS ANGELES, MIAMI
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: LIVE TAPING OF HBO'S REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER
Date: Mar 18, 2005
Expense: $6,896.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Alex Cruz
Arthur Estopinan
Lucille Lewis
Julie Philp
Rodolfo Pina
Frederick Ratliff
Mariia Zimmerman



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

    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.
  • 08.27.14

    Read the Common Core standards

    Pick up the newspaper or check out social media and you're going to find plenty of opinions about the Common Core. Decide for yourself what you think by reading the Standards themselves.
  • 08.25.14

    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.