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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

Jon Kyl


Total cost of 76 office trips: $182,962.99


Trips by Jon Kyl
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $41,030.50

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: TO GIVE KEYNOTE LUNCHEON ADDRESS AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 26, 2000
Expense: $236.00
source

Destination: KALISPEL, MONTANA
Sponsor: America West Airlines Inc
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE AMERICA WEST BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S RETREAT
Date: Aug 17, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,774.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER AT THE 4TH ANNUAL TEXAS CONGRESSIONAL RECEPTION AND DINNER
Date: May 6, 2001
Expense: $1,155.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Donors Forum on International Affairs
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE DONORS' FORUM MEETING
Date: May 14, 2001
Expense: $417.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jun 22, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $710.00
source

Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Sponsor: COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL POLICY
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,720.50
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON COUNTER TERRORISM
Date: Jun 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $4,124.00
source

Destination: MUNICH AND BERLIN GERMANY
Sponsor: HANNS SEIDEL FOUNDATION AND ASPEN INSTITUTE
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCES FOR HANNS SEIDEL FOUNDATION AND ASPEN INSTITUTE
Date: Jul 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $17,800.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL SUMMIT
Date: Oct 6, 2002
Expense: $2,075.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: VAIL VALLEY FOUNDATION AND AEI
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AEI WORLD FORUM PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $5,697.00
source

Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE SENATE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,112.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: VAIL VALLEY FOUNDATION AND AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE
Purpose: MODERATOR IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS FOR THE 2004 AEI WORLD FORUM
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,210.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jon Kyl

Katie Altshuler
Brenda Burman
Christine Clark
Daniel Fata
Walter Fischer
Jonathan Gans
Mark Gaspers
Paul Georgia
Tim Glazewski
Katherine Gumerson
Jeff Kuhnreich
John Luddy
Elizabeth Maier
Diane Major
Christine Morden
John Rood
Jason Thomas
Danielle Turnipseed
Mark Warren
Lawrence Willcox
Lisa Wolski



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.