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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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Office of

Silvestre Reyes


Total cost of 30 office trips: $44,602.29


Trips by Silvestre Reyes
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $16,593.33

Destination:
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: May 29, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $8,550.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: US-Mexico Cultural & Educational Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,498.18
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: EL PASO TO PHOENIX TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS
Purpose: TO DELIVER A SPEECH DURING 72ND ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jun 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $682.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SAN ANTONIO TO EL PASO, TX
Sponsor: SOUTHWEST VOTER REGISTRATION EDUCATION PROJECT
Purpose: TO DELIVER A SPEECH AT THE LATINO VOTE 2001 BANQUET.
Date: Jun 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $972.25
source

Destination: PHOENIX TO LOS ANGELES TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,338.50
source

Destination: CIUDAD JUAREZ, MX
Sponsor: LATIN AMERICA WORKING GROUP WASHINGTON OFFICE ON LATIN AMERICA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT UNRESOLVED MURDERS OF GIRLS AND WOMEN IN CIUDAD JUAREZ, WHICH BORDERS WITH EL PASO, TX.
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $272.00
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: Air Force Sergeants Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT AIRFORCE SERGEANTS ASSOCIATION WHERE HE WAS AWARDED AFSA'S L. MENDEL RIVERS AWARD OF LEGISLATIVE EXCELLENCE
Date: Aug 2, 2005
Expense: $330.40
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Silvestre Reyes

Elva Allan
Perry Brody
Enrique Gallegos
Kira Maas
Rene Munoz
Salvador Payan
Alejandro Perez
Michael Torra
Guillermo Valenzuela



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.