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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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  • 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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a big change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.

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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a big change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.

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Office of

Anna Eshoo


Total cost of 43 office trips: $98,927.69


Trips by Anna Eshoo
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $48,720.57

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE, SPONSORED BY HARVANA UNIVERSI
Date: Jan 21, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $2,961.98
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION=THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,101.30
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Ernst & Young LLP
Purpose: MEETING W/ ERNST & YOUNG EXECUTIVES
Date: Mar 21, 2000
Expense: $280.40
source

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Sponsor: RELIASTAR
Purpose: BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,953.68
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY AND HYDE PARK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: HYDE PARK-DEMOCRATIC POLICY RETREAT
Date: May 19, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,010.20
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $4,918.30
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Armenian Assembly of America
Purpose: RECEIVED AWARD AT GALA BANQUET
Date: Jun 9, 2001
Expense: $708.31
source

Destination: CONFERENCE IN PUNTA MITA MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $4,635.10
source

Destination: CONFERENCE IN BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 27, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $7,033.00
source

Destination: ACADEMIC PRESENTATION & DISCUSSIONS OF U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: IN DEPTH CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,815.80
source

Destination: FRANKFURT, GERMANY-ROME, ITALY-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 26, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $5,597.50
source

Destination: DUBLIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 26, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $6,919.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Anna Eshoo

Timothy Carey
Barbara Feinstein
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Nick Kolovos
Vanessa Kramer
Jason Mahler
Scott Nishioki
Megan O'reilly
Eric Olson
Stacey Rampy
Jared Weaver
Anne 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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a big change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.