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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

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  • 08.28.14

    Questioning the Common Core tests

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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.

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.

Back to The Data

Office of

Jerrold Nadler


Total cost of 27 office trips: $55,075.82


Trips by Jerrold Nadler
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $35,858.15

Destination: NYC-MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE & RETURN
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: PANELIST ON "TURNING THE TABLES: POLITICIANS GRILL THE MEDIA"
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,033.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: LEAGUE OF AMERICAN THEATRES & PRODUCERS & THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
Purpose: PANEL DISCUSSION ON THEATRE-PARTICIPANT
Date: Jun 17, 2000
Expense: $227.75
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: JCRC (JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL) & UJA-FEDERATION (UNITED JEWISH APPEAL)
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $3,320.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and state affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 10, 2001
Expense: $388.25
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
Purpose: TAPING OF DEBATE ON CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY
Date: Jun 11, 2001
Expense: $192.00
source

Destination: NYC - JACKSON HOLE,WYOMING
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,509.00
source

Destination: DC-MIAMI, MIAMI-NYC
Sponsor: RETAIL WHOLESALE AND DEPARTMENT STORE UNION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,155.85
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, BIRMINGHAM-SELMA, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PILGRIMAGE VISITING HISTORIC CIVIL RIGHTS SITES
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $413.00
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CA (VIA SAN FRANCISCO)
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,631.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,629.30
source

Destination: CASABLANCA, MOROCCO-JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
Sponsor: Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
Purpose:
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,359.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jerrold Nadler

John Doty
David Greengrass
Brett Heimov
David Lachmann
Amy Rutkin
Eric Schmeltzer



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.