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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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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.

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    Greater Expectations transcript

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    A teacher loses faith in the Common Core

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  • 08.28.14

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    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.
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Back to The Data

Office of

Nancy Pelosi


Total cost of 55 office trips: $118,165.21


Trips by Nancy Pelosi
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $13,828.35

Destination: SEAL BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Boeing Co
Purpose: TOUR OF BOEING-SEAL BEACH FACILITY
Date: Apr 18, 2000
Expense: $579.30
source

Destination: OXFORD, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Oxford University
Purpose: LECTURER AT SEMINAR
Date: May 11, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,630.20
source

Destination: ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,170.00
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Todo Puerto Rico Con Vieques
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,929.60
source

Destination: DC-MIAMI-NYC
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,844.25
source

Destination: MADRID, SPAIN-BARCELONA, SPAIN-HEIDELBERG, GERMANY/STUTTGART
Sponsor: PRIMARY: WEST START-CALSTART, CO-SPONSORS: UTC, INIBUS, BP, BALLARD, DAIMLER CHRYSLER
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT HYDROGEN FUEL CELL BUS DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $4,475.00
source

Destination: NYC (TETERBORO AIRPORT) TO JOHNSTOWN, PA
Sponsor: GIRL SCOUTS OF TALLUS ROCK COUNCIL (FLIGHT DONATED TO GIRL SCOUTS BY C. ROBERT KIMBALL & ASSOC.S)
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT GIRL SCOUTS' ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER
Date: Apr 4, 2005
Expense: $1,200.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Nancy Pelosi

Amador Aguillen
Carolyn Bartholomew
Caren Benjamin
Nels Benson
Daniel Bernal
Scott Boule
George Crawford
Brendan Daly
Catherine Dodd
Jerry Hartz
Cindy Jimenez
Stacy Kerr
Rebecca Levin
Lara Levison
Eddie Manansala
Mary Mccullough
Catlin O'neill
Tracie Pough
Cecile Richards
Melissa Shannon
Arshi Siddiqui
Shamina Singh
Deborah Spriggs
Jonathan Stivers
Jesse Strider
Michael Tecklenburg



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.