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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 |
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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    Teachers embrace the Common Core

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Office of

Evan Bayh


Total cost of 135 office trips: $343,561.38


Trips by Evan Bayh
Total cost of congressperson's 43 trips: $161,797.16

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT AEI WORLD FORUM
Date: Jun 24, 1999 (3 days)
Expense: $4,390.00
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Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Ross University
Purpose: THE SENATOR WAS INVITED TO DELIVER THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT ROSS UNIVERSITY'S 42ND COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $608.00
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: THE SENATOR WAS ASKED TO BE THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S LAW SCHOOL'S CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND THE LAW
Date: Mar 4, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,109.50
source

Destination: HYDE PARK, NY
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Date: May 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $721.94
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Anti-Defamation League
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP AND TO LEARN ABOUT ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS
Date: Jun 30, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $5,940.00
source

Destination: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $4,806.20
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL ON "THE FAIL LEGISLATIVE AGENDA"
Date: Sep 2, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $912.66
source

Destination: BEIJING, SHANGHAI, XIAMEN, AND HONG KONG CHINA
Sponsor: Mansfield Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FACT FINDING TRIP TO CHINA
Date: Nov 19, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $9,401.78
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON U.S.-ISRAELI RELATIONS TO THE SOUTH FLORIDA AIPAC MEMBERS
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $166.96
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND MEETINGS IN ROLE AS DLC CHAIR
Date: Mar 12, 2001
Expense: $202.75
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE/YULEE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND DLC THIRD WAY FOUNDATION/HOWARD GILMAN SYMPOSIUM IN ROLE AS DLC CHAIR THE EXPENSES LISTED BELOW ARE FOR SENATOR BAYH AND FAMILY
Date: Mar 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,975.75
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND THE DLC SPRING RETREAT IN ROLE AS DLC CHAIR THE EXPENSES LISTED BELOW ARE FOR SENATOR AND MRS. BAYH
Date: May 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,665.54
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: CSX BUSINESS PANEL - CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: May 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $323.65
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESIONAL CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Date: May 28, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $8,446.70
source

Destination: HARRISBURG, PA & COLUMBUS, OH
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: VISIT STATE LEGISLATORS IN ROLE AS DLC CHAIRMAN
Date: Jun 18, 2001
Expense: $2,125.00
source

Destination: EVANSVILLE, IN
Sponsor: Chancellor Center for Oncology
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CHANCELLOR CENTER FOR ONCOLOGY CHARITY EVENT THE FOLLOWING INCLUDE EXPENSES FOR MRS. BAYH
Date: Jun 23, 2001
Expense: $3,802.00
source

Destination: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE DLC NATIONAL CONVERSATION IN ROLE AS DLC CHAIRMAN THE EXPENSES LISTED BELOW ARE FOR SENATOR BAYH AND FAMILY
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $5,280.41
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT DLC EVENTS
Date: Oct 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,098.40
source

Destination: BEIJING, XIAN, CHENGDU, LHASA, GUILIN, AND HONG KONG CHINA
Sponsor: Mansfield Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FACT-FINDING TRIP TO CHINA
Date: Nov 17, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $14,493.45
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL'S 30TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $4,993.00
source

Destination: ALBANY, NY
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO GIVE REMARKS TO A GATHERING OF DLC MEMBERS
Date: May 6, 2002
Expense: $912.74
source

Destination: WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE CSX CHALLENGE CONFERENCE
Date: May 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,615.20
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO MEET WITH DLC MEMBERS
Date: Jun 23, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $317.97
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK CITY
Date: Jul 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $645.58
source

Destination: WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Business-Government Relations Council
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE BUSINESS GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COUNCIL MEETING
Date: Oct 18, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,339.16
source

Destination: BEIJING, URUMQI, KASHGAR, KUNMING, HONG KONG, CHINA; HANOI, VIETNAM
Sponsor: Mansfield Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT-FINDING TRIP TO CHINA & VIETNAM
Date: Oct 28, 2002 (10 days)
Expense: $16,628.50
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD COLOMBIA
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,462.96
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE DLC PROGRESS & PROSPERITY CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,064.50
source

Destination: WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE CSX CHALLENGE CONFERENCE
Date: May 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,284.37
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE DLC LUNCHEON
Date: Jun 30, 2003
Expense: $87.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND ADDRESS THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION, HELD BY THE DLC
Date: Jul 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $433.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO GIVE REMARKS AT THE DLC FALL RETREAT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,971.95
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CUBA ON BEHALF OF THE INDIANA FARM BUREAU
Date: Oct 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $555.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Business-Government Relations Council
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE BUSINESS GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COUNCIL ANNUAL CONFERENCE/MEETING
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,440.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US MEXICO RELATIONS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $5,643.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT DLC STAKEHOLDERS CONFERENCE AND ATTEND DLC CLINTON CENTER AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP & NATIONAL SERVICE LUNCHEON
Date: Dec 11, 2003
Expense: $931.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,887.80
source

Destination: ISRAEL & JORDAN
Sponsor: Jerusalem Fund for Education & Community Development
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DEFENSE AEROSPACE HOMELAND SECURITY MISSION AND SPEAK AT THE DEFENSE AEROSPACE HOMELAND SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $8,725.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,723.68
source

Destination: WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE CSX CHALLENGE CONFERENCE
Date: May 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,645.58
source

Destination: INDIA (DELHI, BANGALORE, MUMBAI & AGRA)
Sponsor: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL & FACT-FINDING TRIP TO INDIA
Date: Nov 21, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $17,692.48
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE DLC'S SPRING RETREAT AS CHAIRMAN OF THE DLC
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $505.09
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT UVA LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONY
Date: May 22, 2005
Expense: $821.41
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Evan Bayh

Aisha Carlisle
Andrew Cullen
Genevieve Cullen
Emily Duncan
Rob Ehrich
Joel Elliott
Elizabeth Fay
Desiree Filippone
Alastair Fitzpayne
Linda Forbes
Sohini Gupta-Jindal
Sohini Gyota
Jeff Hamond
Heidi Inman
Sonini Jindal
Mark Komblau
Megan Martin
Mary Meagher
David Menotti
David Mevotti
Michael Patterson
Phoebe Riner
Todd Rosenblum
Charles Salem
Tom Sugar
Cynthia Walker
Catherine Wojtasik
Dan Zipp



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.