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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.

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

Don Young


Total cost of 256 office trips: $496,792.04


Trips by Don Young
Total cost of congressperson's 21 trips: $83,706.95

Destination: Reno, NV
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: Speak at Annual Convention and participate in Legis. Workshops
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $594.20
source

Destination: Alaska, Las Vegas,Washington, D.C
Sponsor: At-Sea Processors Association
Purpose: Give a speech at the Annual Convention
Date: May 4, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $3,742.51
source

Destination: CAPE TOWN, RSA - GEORGE, RSA
Sponsor: Alaska Natural Gas to Liquids
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 26, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,657.00
source

Destination: GREENSBORO NC
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: SPEAK TO OUTDOOR WRITERS ASSOC. OF AMER.
Date: Jun 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,420.00
source

Destination: DANIA, FLA
Sponsor: American Maritime Officers
Purpose: SPEAK-TOUR MARITIME TRAINING CENTER
Date: Dec 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,650.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jan 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $7,771.82
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: LECET-LABOR'S EMPLOYER'S CORPORATION
Purpose: SPEECH-TRI-FUNDS MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $5,200.01
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Cook Inlet Regional Corporation
Purpose: SPEAK TO BOARD MEMBERS
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $5,404.00
source

Destination: D.C. - NAPA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmenís Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND MEETING AND SEMINAR W/ CALIFORNIA WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ORGS.
Date: Apr 27, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $6,166.94
source

Destination: RUIDOS, NEW MEX
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: FACT FINDING-MUSEUM OF AMERICAN WEST
Date: Sep 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,483.00
source

Destination: DANIA, FL
Sponsor: American Maritime Officers
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 2, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,680.00
source

Destination: DC TO LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Associated General Contractors and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK TO AGC CONVENTION & OTHER INDUSTRY GROUPS
Date: Mar 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $7,142.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $3,076.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: MTD EXEC BOARD CONVENTION/PRESENTATION
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $5,863.79
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE
Sponsor: Winn-Dixie Stores
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE: COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING
Date: Apr 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS-ONTARIO, CA-PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Guardian Air Services
Purpose: TRANSPORTATION BRIEFINGS
Date: Apr 14, 2003
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Totem Ocean Trailer Express Inc
Purpose: CHRISTENING OF THE M.V. NORTHSTAR
Date: Jun 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $8,950.95
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Winn-Dixie Stores
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE: COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING; W/C REAUTHORIZATION
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,542.00
source

Destination: TUCSON TO PHOENIX AZ
Sponsor: Associated General Contractors and affiliates
Purpose: ADDRESS AGC PHOENIX ANNUAL DINNER
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,247.91
source

Destination: MADRID, BARCELONA, HEIDLEBERG
Sponsor: PRIMARY - WESTSTART-CALSTART. COSPONSOR: UTC, IRISBUS, BP, BALLARD DAIMLER-CHRYS.
Purpose: EUROPEAN FUEL CELL DEVELOPMENT
Date: Apr 9, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $4,475.00
source

Destination: DC-AUSTIN-LITTLE ROCK
Sponsor: Warren Chisholm Benefit to Keep Texas Beautiful
Purpose: HONORARY HOST AND GUEST SPEAKER
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $4,089.82
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Don Young

Cynthia Ahwinona
John Anderson
Michael Anderson
Sharon Barkeloo
James Berard
Susan Bodine
Geoff Bowman
Levon Boyagian
John Brennan
Trinita Brown
Art Chan
Colin Chapman
Kurt Christensen
Charles Cogar
William Condit
James Coon
Doug Crandell
Amy Denicore
Kathie Donnelly
Raga Elim
Jennifer Esposito
Robert Faber
Ken Fisher
Jean Flemma
Allen Freemyer
Ann Gibson
Duane Gibson
Giles Giovinazzi
Joe Graziano
Michael Henry
John Herren
David Heymsfeld
Graham Hill
Kenneth House
Robert Howarth
Matthew Hyde
David Jansen
Joshua Johnson
Lloyd Jones
Kenneth Kopacis
Kenneth Kopocis
John Lawrence
Holly Lyons
Karen Maldarelli
Ralph Marshall
Ward Mccarragher
Elizabeth Megginson
Derek Miller
James Miller
Frances Mulvey
Roger Nober
Sara Parsons
Jonathan Pawlow
John Rishel
Joyce Rose
Glenn Scammel
David Schaffer
John Scheib
Ryan Seiger
Jess Sharp
Dan Shulman
Anastasia Soumbeniotis
Justin Sprinzen
Mike Strachn
Suzanne Te Beau
Gregory Thom
Grant Thompson
Adam Tsao
James Tymon
Jonathan Upchurch
Fraser Vernisio
Fraser Verrusio
Matthew Wallen
David Whaley
Clyde Woodle
Holly Woodruff
Holly Woodruff Lyons
Mark Zachares
Kathleen Zeen



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.