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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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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

Ralph Regula


Total cost of 30 office trips: $91,093.50


Trips by Ralph Regula
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $50,142.16

Destination: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. - RUSSIAN RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,951.20
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,372.00
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,817.26
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C./MIAMI, FLORIDA; CLEVELAND, OHIO
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,684.34
source

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZ
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $5,832.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: SPEAK TO AGA PUBLIC AFFAIRS & MARKETING FORUM
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $848.72
source

Destination: UNION STATION, NEW YORK, N.Y.
Sponsor: Edmond J Safra Philanthropic Foundation
Purpose: SPEECH AT DEDICATION OF SAFRA SYNAGOGUE, N.Y., N.Y.
Date: Dec 5, 2002
Expense: $452.00
source

Destination: DCA - MONTEGO BAY - CLEVELAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR/CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $8,924.80
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEX.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $9,188.02
source

Destination: CANCUN MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,425.80
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES - LOS ANGELES - CLEVELAND, OHIO
Sponsor: BROAD FOUNDATION
Purpose: 2005 STRATEGIC ADVISORY RETREAT W/ NATIONAL EDUCATION LEADERS TO DISCUSS FUTURE INVESTMENT
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,646.02
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ralph Regula

Viquar Ahmad
Karen Buttaro
Susan Firth
Jason Grove
Rick Limardo
Lori Rowley
Connie Veillette



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.