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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

  • 08.28.14

    A teacher loses faith in the Common Core

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  • 08.28.14

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Office of

John Warner


Total cost of 55 office trips: $89,222.28


Trips by John Warner
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $9,696.70

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: College of William and Mary
Purpose: SPEAK AT COMMENCEMENT
Date: May 14, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Business-Government Relations Council
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COUNCIL
Date: Oct 15, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $1,501.00
source

Destination: BLACKSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Virginia Tech
Purpose: SPEAK AT COMMENCEMENT
Date: May 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $857.00
source

Destination: NEW CHURCH, VIRGINIA (ACCOMACK)
Sponsor: MOSBACHER ENERGY COMPANIES & TM POWER VENTURES
Purpose: TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER, & DEDICATE COMMONWEALTH CHESAPEAKE POWER STATION
Date: Aug 14, 2000
Expense: $700.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (THE GREENBRIER) WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Business-Government Relations Council
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AND BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR THE ANNUAL BUSINESS GOVERNMENT RELATION COUNCIL MEETING
Date: Oct 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,900.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Colonial Williamsburg
Purpose: VETERANS DAY SPEECH
Date: Nov 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $574.88
source

Destination: NORFOLK, VA TO WASHINGTON D.C.
Sponsor: NORFOLK SPORTS CLUB
Purpose: ONE-WAY TRAVEL FROM NORFOLK TO WASHINGTON, D.C. PROVIDED BECAUSE NO COMMERCIAL FLIGHT AVAILABLE. KEYNOTE ADDRESS GIVEN BY SENATOR WARNER FOR CITY OF NORFOLK SPORTS CLUB ANNUAL JAMBOREE-VA. OUTSTANDING COLLEGIATE COACH
Date: Mar 6, 2002
Expense: $1,200.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia
Purpose: TO DELIVER KEYNOTE SPEECH TO THE VA. INDEPENDENT COLLEGE FOUNDATION "EVENING OF EXCELLENCE" AND RECEIVE AWARD
Date: Jul 12, 2002
Expense: $350.00
source

Destination: FROM SMITHFIELD, VA TO WINCHESTER, VA
Sponsor: Smithfield Virginia
Purpose: AIRPLANE PROVIDED BY THE TOWN OF SMITHFIELD TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR 250TH BIRTHDAY-(OFFICIAL PARADE AND REMARKS)
Date: Sep 28, 2002
Expense: $1,200.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Plaza Hotel
Purpose: ACCEPTING AN AWARD FROM THE MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION
Date: Mar 28, 2003
Expense: $426.92
source

Destination: EMORY, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Emory and Henry College
Purpose: TO DELIVER COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $170.00
source

Destination: SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: TOUR NEW FACILITY
Date: Apr 11, 2005
Expense: $216.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Warner

Ben Cassidy
Chris Delacy
John Frierson
William Greenwalt
Gary Hall
Mary Alice Hayward
James Kadtke
Thomas Mackenzie
Susan Magill
Christopher Micci
Wendy Moltrup
Meredith Moseley
Chas Phillips
John Robinson
Geoffrey Schwartzman
Cord Sterling
Thomas Super
John Ullyot
Kristin White
Chris Yianilos



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.