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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

    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

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Office of

Marcy Kaptur


Total cost of 33 office trips: $71,536.32


Trips by Marcy Kaptur
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $16,970.03

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: American Chemical Society
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON A PANEL
Date: Mar 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,165.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH/UKRAWIAN NATIONAL SECURITY PROGRAM
Date: Dec 7, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $861.18
source

Destination: NEW ROCHELLE, N.M.
Sponsor: National Pastoral Life Center
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH TO CATHOLIC COMMON GROUND INITIATIVE
Date: Feb 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $263.51
source

Destination: SOUTH BEND, INDIANA
Sponsor: Women for Responsible National Security
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 10, 2001
Expense: $651.50
source

Destination: AMES, IOWA
Sponsor: SUCCESSFUL FARMING MAGAZINE
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $884.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Commonweal Magazine
Purpose: SPEAK - COMMON IDEAL/NEW YORK CITY
Date: Apr 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $435.50
source

Destination: MOSCOW, KIEV
Sponsor: Emory University
Purpose:
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $6,542.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Sian Ka'an Conservation Foundation
Purpose: RE INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,941.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: MEETINGS AT UNITED NATIONS & NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Apr 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $493.26
source

Destination: EL PASO, TEXAS AND MEXICO
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: TO STUDY EFFECTS OF NAFTA
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $3,125.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO
Sponsor: American Planning Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $325.39
source

Destination: DETROIT-FT LAUDERDALE-DC
Sponsor: NATIONAL BIODIESEL BOARD
Purpose: OPENING REMARKS AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 30, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $280.79
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Marcy Kaptur

Okeysha Brooks
Daniel Foote
Steve Fought
Jennifer Goedke
Julie Little
Ben Miller
Sarah Perz
Jessica Roach
Richard Shordt
Roger Szemraj
George Wilson



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.