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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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Back to The Data

Office of

Max Cleland


Total cost of 45 office trips: $77,995.73


Trips by Max Cleland
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $9,461.80

Destination: DELAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: STETSON UNIVERSITY
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH FOR STETSON UNIV. MODEL U.S. SENATE PROGRAM
Date: Mar 12, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $1,047.00
source

Destination: DELAND, FL
Sponsor: STETSON UNIVERSITY
Purpose: STETSON UNIVERSITY MODEL U.S. SENATE PROGRAM - SPEAKER
Date: Mar 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $219.78
source

Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Sponsor: International Paper Co
Purpose: ANNUAL BOARD MEETING DINNER
Date: Apr 4, 2000
Expense: $433.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: POST PROPERTIES
Purpose: HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL CLUB - PARTICIPANT
Date: Apr 28, 2000
Expense: $622.00
source

Destination: COLUMBUS, GA
Sponsor: Bill Heard Enterprises Inc
Purpose: CHATTAHOOCHEE COUNCIL OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - SPEAKER
Date: May 5, 2000
Expense: $630.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER - AMERICAN TRIAL LAWYERS CONVENTION
Date: Jul 31, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,278.70
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: SOUTHEAST ECONOMIC ALLIANCE
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: Mar 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,328.49
source

Destination: DELAND, FL
Sponsor: STETSON UNIVERSITY
Purpose: STETSON UNIVERSITY MODEL U.S. SENATE - SPEAKER
Date: Mar 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,254.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: APPEAR ON "THIS WEEK WITH SAN DONALDSON AND COKIE ROBERTS"
Date: Apr 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,295.40
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Georgia Motor Trucking Association
Purpose: MAIN SPEAKER - GEORGIA MOTOR TRUCKING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $308.93
source

Destination: THOMASVILLE, GA
Sponsor: Jackie Robinson Cairo Memorial Institute
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JACKIE ROBINSON STATE HISTORICAL MARKER DEDICATION SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET
Date: Feb 9, 2002
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: WARM SPRINGS, GA
Sponsor: Coca-Cola Co
Purpose: FDR ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY, LITTLE WHITE HOUSE-KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Apr 12, 2002
Expense: $759.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Max Cleland

Michael Andel
Daniel Barton
Krista Boyd
William Chapman
Ryan Dorfman
Adil Durrani
Eileen Fore
Hubert Howell
Wayne Howell
Marilouis Hudgins
Bill Johnstone
R Neal Martin
Simon Sargent
Jane Terry
Donni Turner
Andrew Vanlandingham
Charlotte Voorde



American RadioWorks |
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

  • 09.02.14

    Teachers embrace the Common Core

    Teachers in Reno, Nevada, were skeptical of the Common Core at first. But they have embraced the new standards as a way to bring better education to students who are struggling in school -- and to kids who are ahead.
  • 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.