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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.

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 big 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 big 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

Carolyn Mccarthy


Total cost of 28 office trips: $33,766.32


Trips by Carolyn Mccarthy
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $14,098.32

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $882.40
source

Destination: KEYNOTE AT CONFERENCE
Sponsor: NORTH CAROLINIANS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
Purpose: KEYNOTE
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $685.25
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE RESORT, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,577.95
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Ceasefire Oregon
Purpose: SPEAK AT ORGANIZATION'S MEETING
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $783.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: INTERFAITH INITIATIVES AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
Purpose: TALK TO INTERFAITH INITIATIVES AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
Date: May 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND
Sponsor: International Women's Democracy Center
Purpose:
Date: Jan 11, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,403.08
source

Destination: NEW YORK LAGUARDIA TO NEW ORLEANS TO SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation
Purpose: TO ADDRESS NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $546.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY TO MINEOLA, NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO VIEW EXCHANGE AND DISCUSS ISSUES OF INTEREST
Date: Jan 29, 2004
Expense: $524.78
source

Destination: WASH. NATIONAL TO MIAMI TO LAGUARDIA, NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT-TO INCREASE DIALOGUE BETWEEN GOV'T LEADERS AND NASDAQ LISTED COMMUNITY
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,157.55
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,203.36
source

Destination: N.Y. (LAGUARDIA) TO CHICAGO, ILL. TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF OPTIONS EXCHANGE
Purpose: TO REVIEW OPERATIONS OF THE SPONSORS AND TO DISCUSS OTHER FINANCIAL SERVICES MATTERS
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,194.95
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Carolyn Mccarthy

Kim Beckwell
Christopher Chaffee
James Hart
Matthew Larkin
Mary Ellen Mendelsohn
Jim Messina
Joanne Rising
Christopher Rosello



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 big 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.