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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.

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    Greater Expectations transcript

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    A teacher loses faith in the Common Core

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  • 08.28.14

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Office of

Dennis Moore


Total cost of 37 office trips: $92,926.54


Trips by Dennis Moore
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $58,622.22

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, MONTGOMERY AND SELMA, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: VISIT HISTORIC CIVIL RIGHTS SIGHTS IN ALABAMA
Date: Mar 5, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $944.48
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: MERRILL LYNCH/NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Purpose: BANKING & UN FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,922.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: BANKING & UN FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $958.50
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: RETREAT/STRATEGY & POLICY
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,110.95
source

Destination: MIAMI, HAVANNA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: MEET CUBAN TRADE OFFICIALS, DISSIDENTS, AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: ATTEND & PARTICIPATE IN THE NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMITT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,182.05
source

Destination: VISIT MICROSOFT CAMPUS
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose:
Date: Jul 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $5,610.43
source

Destination: NAPA VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: WineAmerica
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF NAPA VALLEY
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $5,609.14
source

Destination: BEIJING (PRC) TO SHIJIAZHUANG TO XIBAIPO TO BEIJING
Sponsor: US Asia Foundation
Purpose: MEET WITH CHINESE OFFICIALS, BUILD A COMPUTER LAB IN XIBAIPO
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $19,805.55
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: DIALOGUE WITH NASDAQ-LISTED BUSINESSES
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $5,719.80
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: CONFERENCE BOUGHT TOGETHER MEMBER OF CONGRESS, CONGRESSIONAL STAFF, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY INITIATIVES IMPRINTING INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,549.30
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: HEART TO HEART INTERNATIONAL OF OLATHE, KS
Purpose: SURVEY DAMAGE & RELIEF EFFORTS FOLLOWING HURRICANE KATRINA
Date: Sep 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $450.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Dennis Moore

Christie Appelhant
Howard Bauleke
Jason Cole
John Compton
Jana Denning
Becky Fast
Laura Hall
Peter Kay
Andrew Lewin
Julie Merz
Adam Pase
Jennifer Pechar



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.