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Students in Kentucky taking a Common Core math test. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

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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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    Teachers embrace the Common Core

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  • 08.28.14

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Office of

Louise Mcintosh Slaughter


Total cost of 25 office trips: $19,022.87


Trips by Louise Mcintosh Slaughter
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $10,290.54

Destination: NIAGARA FALLS NY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: 17TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAC SEMINAR
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $704.00
source

Destination: SPEECH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COMMENCEMENT ON 5/7/00
Sponsor: University of Kentucky
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Date: May 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $848.58
source

Destination: MONTREAL, ONTARIO, CANADA
Sponsor: Public Citizen Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON INTERNATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST DIFFERENTIAL
Date: Jun 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $165.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: THE INSTITUTE FOR GENOMIC RESEARCH / AAAS
Purpose: SPEECH ABOUT GENETIC NON-DISCRIMINATION
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $789.00
source

Destination: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: DISCUSS THE MEMBER'S LEGISLATION REGARDING GENETIC NON DISCRIMINATION
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $143.32
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, KY RETURN TO ROCHESTER, NY
Sponsor: University of Kentucky
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH ON THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY CHANDLER MEDICAL CENTER COMMUNITY-BASED FACULTY INITIATIVE
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $823.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF STATE ARTS AGENCIES
Purpose: ORGANIZATION ASKED MRS. SLAUGHTER TO SPEAK ABOUT THE ARTS. THEY PRESENTED HER WITH AN AWARD FOR HER CONGRESSIONAL EFFORTS
Date: Jul 28, 2001
Expense: $336.50
source

Destination: TRAVEL AND SPEECH ON 10/29, RETURN TO DC ON 10/30
Sponsor: Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: SPEECH-UPDATE ON ACTION ON CONGRESS
Date: Oct 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $388.83
source

Destination: SPEAK AT THE 13TH ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS FINANCIAL AID OFFICERS
Sponsor: Association of American Medical Colleges
Purpose: SPEAK ABOUT CREDIT CARD LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $996.00
source

Destination: ALBANY
Sponsor: NEW YORK STATE UNITED TEACHERS
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE 5TH ANNUAL NYSUT HEALTH & SAFETY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 8, 2002
Expense: $238.50
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY - ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
Sponsor: United Auto Workers
Purpose: SPEAKER AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $155.00
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY - NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Free Press
Purpose: PLENARY SESSION
Date: May 26, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,497.81
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY - PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKING ON PANEL
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,205.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Louise Mcintosh Slaughter

Cynthia Johnson
Lisa Latrovato
Becky Pomponio
Helen Reid
Sally Schaeffer
Norman Spencer



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.