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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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Office of

George Voinovich


Total cost of 50 office trips: $83,652.78


Trips by George Voinovich
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $34,867.88

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,619.62
source

Destination: NAPE VALLEY CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Council of State Governments
Purpose: RECEIVING GUARDIAN OF FEDERALISM AWARD
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $842.24
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE RESORT, AVENTURA FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTHCARE SEMINAR
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,349.50
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: EEI ENERGY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $291.13
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE RESORT, AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTHCARE SEMINAR
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,541.95
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: MEETING REGARDING THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC SERVICE
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $623.41
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Everglades Coalition
Purpose: ATTENDED CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND OTHER ISSUES FACING THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES
Date: Jan 10, 2003
Expense: $190.61
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINARS, BRIEFINGS, ETC. ON HEALTHCARE ISSUES AND HOW TO SOLVE THE HEALTHCARE CRISIS
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (12 days)
Expense: $2,673.36
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: MEETINGS ON HEALTHCARE ISSUES
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,937.96
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $20,798.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of George Voinovich

Karen Bachman
Kathleen Braun
Joni Crosley
Michael Dovilla
David Gray
Joni Higgins
Ted Hollingsworth
Brian Mormino
Arie Newhouse
Amanda Nichols
Phil Park
Andrew Richardson
John Salamone
Rebecca Seidel
Tim Vandenberg
Catherine Walters
Michael Whatley
Andrew Wheeler



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.