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.

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.

Back to The Data

Office of

Charles Norwood


Total cost of 15 office trips: $33,362.65


Trips by Charles Norwood
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $25,943.06

Destination:
Sponsor: TENNESSEE DENTAL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THEIR MEMBERS
Date: May 18, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $933.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLA.
Sponsor: Georgia Dental Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 28, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,294.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: University of North Carolina
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 20, 2001
Expense: $1,406.22
source

Destination: DENVER, CO TO AUGUSTA, GA
Sponsor: American Dental Association
Purpose:
Date: Aug 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,060.12
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Reliant Energy Inc
Purpose: BREAKFAST BREIFING AND HUNTING EXCURSION
Date: Dec 26, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $855.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Brown University
Purpose: SPEAKING EVENT
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,595.50
source

Destination: CONVENTION ACTIVITIES
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND CABLE 2002 CONVENTION/PARTICIPATE-SPEAK AT PUBLIC POLICY LUNCL
Date: May 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,750.19
source

Destination: PLENARY SPEAKER
Sponsor: AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY NATIONAL MEETING
Purpose: SERVE AS PLENARY SPEAKER
Date: May 18, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,671.00
source

Destination: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,516.74
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Dental Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT ADA ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,436.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PROVIDENCE, RI-ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: RHODE ISLAND MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: RIMS CONFERENCE-KEYNOTE SPEECH
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,424.39
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Charles Norwood

Jennie Derge
Greg Louer
Lemuel Smith
Rodney Whitlock



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.