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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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  • 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.

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

Albert Wynn


Total cost of 26 office trips: $41,838.40


Trips by Albert Wynn
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $21,798.04

Destination: VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: MEMBERS EXEC. OF WIRELESS INDUSTRY DISCUSS MATTERS AFFECTING THE WIRELESS INDUSTRY
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,486.49
source

Destination: BATON ROUGE
Sponsor: Southern University at New Orleans
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Date: May 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,323.55
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, ST. MAARTEN
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CARIB NEWS MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONF
Date: Nov 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,970.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: MEMBERS' AND EXECUTIVES OF WIRELESS INDUSTRY TO DISCUSS MATTERS AFFECTING THE WIRELESS INDUSTRY
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,599.30
source

Destination: JUNEAU, ALASKA
Sponsor: Alaska Rainforest Campaign
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST
Date: May 24, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,566.90
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PR
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: 2ND ANNUAL TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,365.87
source

Destination: SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: 5TH ANNUAL POLICY RETREAT
Date: Jun 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,622.73
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,063.94
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,394.40
source

Destination: SYRACUSE
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: DISCUSS INNOVATIVE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUE AND TO EXPLORE POSSILE JOINT COOPERATIVE EFFORTS
Date: Jan 31, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $796.00
source

Destination: SUNNY ISLES, FL
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL'S IV ANNUAL BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT ROUNDTABLE TIMED TO COINCIDE WITH XXXV REGULAR SESSION OF THE OAS
Date: Jun 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,060.98
source

Destination: AVENTURA, DE
Sponsor: NAT'L ASSOCIATION OF INVESTMENT COMPANIES
Purpose: SPEAKER AT NAIC ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE MATTERS AND THE MINORITY-FOCUSED VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY
Date: Oct 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $547.88
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Albert Wynn

Paul Begey
Matthew Biggs
Curt Clifton
Lashawna Johnson
Alon Kupferman
Alon Kysferhon
Lori Pepper
Michael Rious
Cherie Wilson



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.