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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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    A teacher loses faith in the Common Core

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  • 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.
  • 08.26.14

    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.

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

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    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.

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Office of

Philip Crane


Total cost of 24 office trips: $148,794.50


Trips by Philip Crane
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $124,972.21

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INC.
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON THE FUTURE OF LAW FROM A CONGRESSIONAL STANDPOINT
Date: Jan 19, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,766.83
source

Destination: TAMPA FLORIDA
Sponsor: Port of Tampa Propeller Club
Purpose: PROVIDE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE ON STATUS OF PNTR WITH CHINA WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON THE PHOSPHATE INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,088.62
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: IN-DEPTH DISCUSSIONS OF PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING US-ITALIAN RELATIONS
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $9,120.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE - VIETNAM
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $19,562.00
source

Destination: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose:
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $12,286.16
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON LEG. ISSUES OF THE WAYS & MEANS CMTE RELEVANT TO CME
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $5,381.66
source

Destination: ANTIQUA & BARBUDAS-BARBADOS
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS THE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF THE REGION; TO DISCUSS ONGOING TRADE INITIATIVES IN THE REGION
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $8,123.52
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE; CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT ON CONG. PANEL-FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSN. CONF.
Date: Mar 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $5,583.40
source

Destination: LONDON, U.K.
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: AS CHAIRMAN OF THE WAYS AND MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRADE, CONGRESSMAN CRANE PARTICIPATED IN EVENTS FOCUSING ON THE UPCOMING WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) MINISTERIAL IN CANCUN, MEXICO
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $18,650.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 2004 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES); TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM PROVIDING A "HANDS ON" OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE KEY TECHNOLOGIES AND DISCUSS ISSUES SUCH AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, SALES TAX HOLIDAYS, A
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,493.64
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV-SAN DIEGO, CA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE, WHICH PROVIDES A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF THE CONDITION OF THE RAILROADS AND AN EXAMINATION OF CURRENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY ISSUES, INCLUDING RAIL SAFETY, ECONOMIC REGULATION, ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, TA
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $6,655.80
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $670.06
source

Destination: FLORIDA
Sponsor: Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN "WASHINGTON OUTLOOK" PROGRAM DURING THE FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $5,062.23
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT, WHERE WE DISCUSSED THE FEDERAL BUDGET DEFICIT, OUTSOURCING, EXPENSING OF STOCK OPTIONS AND LEGAL REFORM.
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,484.40
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL-BUDAPEST, HUNGARY-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO DISCUSS VARIOUS INTERNATIONAL TAX AND TRADE ISSUES WITH EU OFFICIALS
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $19,043.49
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Philip Crane

Bryce Dustman
James Hayes
Shalla Ross
Emanuel Rossman
Andrew Shore
Michele Taultin



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

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    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.