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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

George Radanovich


Total cost of 55 office trips: $135,432.21


Trips by George Radanovich
Total cost of congressperson's 17 trips: $45,624.56

Destination: SAIPAN (NORTHERN MARIANAS ISLANDS)
Sponsor: Saipan Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & SPEECH TO CHAMBER'S ANNUAL DINNER
Date: Jan 8, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $11,280.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA.
Sponsor: National Water Resources Association (NWRA)
Purpose: SPEECH AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $682.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV.
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: SPEECH TO COLORADO RIVER WATER USERS ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Dec 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,569.50
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: California Council for International Trade
Purpose: SPEAK TO CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: ORGANIZATION FOR THE PROMOTION AND ADVANCEMENT OF SMALL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES
Purpose: SPEAK TO WINTER SESSION
Date: Jan 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $632.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT AND BRIEFING
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.13
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, W. VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: SPEAK TO ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,620.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEECH AT ANNUAL MEETING-ENERGY & COMMERCE ISSUES
Date: Apr 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,054.63
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: International Federation of Wines and Spirits
Purpose: ACCOMPANY CONG. RADANOVICH ON CODEL FOR PURPOSES OF PROTOCOL
Date: May 23, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,395.44
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,971.50
source

Destination: RICHMOND
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $649.24
source

Destination: NAPA VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: WineAmerica
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL UPDATE OF CALIFORNIA WINE INDUSTRY
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,901.54
source

Destination: RANCHO SANTA FE-THE WESTIN MISSION HILLS
Sponsor: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION
Purpose: DELEGATION RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $723.64
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-TO ASSESS CONGRESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS, REVIEW LESSONS LEARNED & ANTICIPATE FUTURE CHALLENGES
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,638.00
source

Destination: SF (DROVE TO FRESNO FOR DISTRICT WORK 3/31-4/1)
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ANNUAL CONVENTION/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $5,767.94
source

Destination: LA
Sponsor: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Purpose: TOURING FACILITIES FOR EDUCATION REGARDING WATER SUPPLIES, WATER QUALITY, RESALINIZATION EFFORTS
Date: Jun 1, 2005
Expense: $255.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of George Radanovich

Chad Calvert
Alan Doud
Geoffrey Embler
Tricia Geringer
Christine Gleichert
Deborah Hurley
Nolty Imeriot
Brian Kennedy
Lacey Kiriakou
Ted Maness
John Mccamman
Damon Nelson
Hollyn Schuemann
Nolty Theriot



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.