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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.

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.

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Office of

Paul Kanjorski


Total cost of 37 office trips: $53,693.86


Trips by Paul Kanjorski
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $29,838.13

Destination: NIAGARA FALLS, NY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: 17TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,835.50
source

Destination: BURLINGTON, VERMONT
Sponsor: Vermont Credit Union League
Purpose: GUEST PANELIST AT VCUL'S ANNUAL MEETING AND CONVENTION
Date: May 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $933.16
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BERLIN, GERMANY TO USEDOM, GERMANY TO VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO ATTEND 18TH ANNUAL CONGRESS BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $5,104.91
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY TO VIBO VALENTIA, ITALY TO WASHINGTON, D.C
Sponsor: THE NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION (AIRFARE AND ROME) AND REGION OF CALABRIA (VISIT TO CALABRIA)
Purpose: EXCHANGE OF POLITICAL AND LEGISLATIVE IDEAS BETWEEN ITALIAN OFFICIALS AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $5,152.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN POLICY CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS OF E-GOVERNMENT
Date: Jun 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $99.18
source

Destination: TO & FROM BOCA RESORT & CLUB - THE PALMS, MIAMI BEACH, FLA
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: SPEECH TO FUTURE INDUSTRY ASSOC'S CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2002
Expense: $250.16
source

Destination: MIAMI TO WILLAS-BARRE, PA (ON TO KEY BISCAYNE)
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: PARTICIPATING IN NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT-SAT ON PANEL WITH OTHER GOVT. OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS LEADERS RE: WAYS TO STIMULATE U.S. ECONOMY
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $8,049.84
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: TOURS OF ALL THREE FACILITIES
Date: Oct 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,794.49
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: RING OPENING BELL AT NYSE AND TOUR TRADING FLOOR
Date: Nov 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $559.53
source

Destination: New York City, NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: To learn more about the Stock Exchange and their issues before Congress and the SEC, including Reg NMS
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,047.06
source

Destination: Orlanda,FL;Miami, FL
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: Participating as a panelist at National Associaton of Realtors Conference in Miami
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $3,586.76
source

Destination: New York City, NY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: To address the Executive Committee of the Bond Market Association re: pending legislation
Date: May 9, 2005
Expense: $541.94
source

Destination: New York City, NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: Briefings by and discussions with senior NYSE executives on current issues affecting the capital markets
Date: Sep 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $883.60
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Paul Kanjorski

Sharla Barklind
Karen Feather
Todd Harper
Dylan Jones
Kathryn Mcmahon



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.