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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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    Are you smarter than a Common Core student? Try a Common Core test

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    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.

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

Bob Goodlatte


Total cost of 228 office trips: $278,563.93


Trips by Bob Goodlatte
Total cost of congressperson's 32 trips: $54,570.89

Destination: SAN JOSE, CA
Sponsor: RSA SECURITY
Purpose: TO BE A SPEAKER AT RSA DATA SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,388.71
source

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND A AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000
Expense: $85.00
source

Destination: WASH, DC - SAN JOSE, CA - CHICAGO, IL - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: TECHISSUES.NET, ITI & TECHNET
Purpose: TO LEAD HOUSE REPUBLICAN HIGH TECH WORKING GROUP MEMBERS ON A FACT FINDING MISSION TO THE SILICON VALLEY & SPEAK AT COMDEX CONVENTION
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,068.20
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE CTIA RETREAT
Date: May 12, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,030.90
source

Destination: LANSDOWNE RESORT, LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PRIVACY PANEL
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $472.12
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE ASSOCIATION AT THEIR ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jul 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $417.76
source

Destination: ABSECON, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL DURING RESTORATION WEEKEND
Date: Jul 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $421.88
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, DENALI, HEALY AND KENAI FJORDS, ALASKA
Sponsor: National Parks & Conservation Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ALASKA TRIP FOR PROTECTING PARKS
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,091.06
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND & STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE AS A PANELIST AT A POLICY ROUNDTABLE
Date: Aug 23, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $2,745.34
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: PANELIST AT 2000 CONVENTION
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $772.16
source

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

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Virginia Electoral Board Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT THEIR ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $318.73
source

Destination: HOMESTEAD-HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL DISCUSSION OF TECHNOLOGY POLICY ISSUES
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,087.36
source

Destination: ANAHEIM-UNIVERSAL CITY
Sponsor: MIS TRAINING INSTITUTE, WALT-DISNEY COMPANY, UNIVERSAL VIVENDI
Purpose: SPEECH TO MIS ON INFORMATION/INTERNET SECURITY ISSUES, MEETINGS IN DISNEY EXECS ON LEGISLATIVE ISSUES, SPEECH TO UNIVERSAL EMPLOYEES ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUE
Date: Aug 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,131.63
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,820.47
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers
Purpose: VISIT TO ASCAP HEADQUARTERS, MEETINGS AND BRIEFINGS WITH ASCAP EXECUTIVES
Date: Oct 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,371.84
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS
Sponsor: Principia College
Purpose: SPEAK AT PRINCIPIA PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 11, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $664.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK COMMITTEE
Purpose: TO RECEIVE AWARD AT THE NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK COMMITTEE'S ANNUAL BOARD MEETING
Date: Apr 19, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $224.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,437.77
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BI PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY
Sponsor: Dairy Farmers of America
Purpose: SPEAK TO DAIRY FARMERS ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Expense: $1,712.69
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose:
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,285.88
source

Destination: ROANOKE, VA-WEST PALM BEACH, FL-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON PANEL AT RESTORATION WEEKEND
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,831.84
source

Destination: ROANOKE, VA-CLOVIS, NM-PORTALES, NM-CLOVIS, NM
Sponsor: Dairy Farmers of America
Purpose: TOUR OF DFA MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE PLANT, MEETING WITH DAIRY FARMERS AND TOUR OF DAIRY FARM
Date: Aug 20, 2004
Expense: $1,190.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: SPEAKING AND BRIEFING
Date: Sep 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,679.76
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: Virginia Council of Farmers Co-op
Purpose: SPEAK TO CO-OP FARMER BREAKFAST
Date: Oct 12, 2004
Expense: $87.97
source

Destination: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE WITH OFFICIALS OF EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $15,226.78
source

Destination: SARASOTA, FL
Sponsor: National Foundation for Women Legislators Inc
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE NFWL CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 20, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,113.52
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE 2005 DAIRY FORUM
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,490.00
source

Destination: ROANOKE, VA-ATLANTA, GA-LYNCHBURG, VA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
Purpose: SPEAK TO AND RECEIVE AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
Date: Feb 6, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $915.51
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIAPATE IN CTIA'S ANNUAL POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,133.60
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: AgFirst Farm Credit
Purpose: SPEAK TO AGFIRST FARM CREDIT BANK'S ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jul 31, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $342.41
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Ben Anderson
Andrew Baker
Elyse Bauer
Jeremy Carter
Nick Chadkewicz
Ben Cline
Chip Conley
Jen Daulby
Jarod Davis
Sam Diehl
Michael Dunlap
Dave Ebersole
William Farrin
Claire Folbre
Amanda Foster
Lynn Gallagher
Brent Gattis
John Goldberg
Shelley Hanger
Stephen Haterius
John Haugen
Anne Hazlett
Jon Hixson
Shelley Husband
Tony Jackson
Craig Jagger
Lisa Kelley
Alise Kowalski
Kevin Kramp
Matt Leggett
David Lehman
Josh Maxwell
Russell Middleton
Pamilyn Miller
Stephanie Myers
William O'conner
Matthew O'mara
Ryan O'neal
Elizabeth Parker
Kathryn Rexrode
John Riley
Branden Ritchie
Matt Schertz
Jayne Schoonmaker
Kathryn Scott
Tom Sell
C Michelle Semones
Christy Seyfert
Anne Simmons
Matthew Smith
Richard Thomson
Ryan Weston



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.