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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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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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Office of

Gil Gutknecht


Total cost of 60 office trips: $113,048.16


Trips by Gil Gutknecht
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $44,231.99

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE MEETING
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: RENO, NEVADA
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: SCI ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $594.20
source

Destination: NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: 17TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,662.00
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY AND USEDOM, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 18TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $4,046.31
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, PRUDHOE BAY, KAKTOVIK, VALDEZ-ALASKA
Sponsor: Arctic Power
Purpose: 2001 ANWR CONGRESSIONAL TOUR
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $5,457.60
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $311.00
source

Destination: GALVESTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: 19TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,633.60
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN/REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING VISIT
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,870.00
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE & CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 13, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $3,794.12
source

Destination: HEIDELBERG, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: 20TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 14, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,611.50
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: CONFERENCE & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,179.94
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: CONFERENCE & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,236.96
source

Destination: MUNICH, GERMANY
Sponsor: Federation of German Industries
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $850.00
source

Destination: ARLIE CENTER IN WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Global Atlanticists
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $440.88
source

Destination: THE TWIN CITIES, MINNESOTA
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: CONFERENCE FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND GERMAN PARLIAMENTARIANS TO DISCUSS IMPORTANT ISSUES IN THE TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP, I.E. NATO AND THE WAR ON TERROR
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,179.25
source

Destination: THE SCOTTSDALE PRINCESS IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,638.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $481.53
source

Destination: DEPARTED WASHINGTON DC ON MARCH 18TH AND ARRIVED IN BERLIN, GERMANY ON THE 19TH; DAY TRIP TO BRUSSELS, BELGIUM ON THE 22ND; STAYED IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY FROM THE 23RD-24TH
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG, GERMAN GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES AND EU AND NATO OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS CURRENT ISSUES IN THE TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,960.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Gil Gutknecht

Douglas Altrichter
Bryan Anderson
James Beabout
Stephanie Brand
Sam Diehl
Eric Keber
Amanda Krueger
Richard Larson
Brandon Lerch
Ryan Mclaughlin
Malachi Mcneilus
Brent Orrell
Julie Philp
Verna Regier
Lee Van Wychen
Charles Willett



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.