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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.

Back to The Data

Office of

Jay Inslee


Total cost of 48 office trips: $75,732.00


Trips by Jay Inslee
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $23,796.52

Destination: ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE ALASKA
Sponsor: ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, SIERRA CLUB
Purpose: TOUR OF WILDLIFE REFUGE
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $2,696.48
source

Destination: GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA
Sponsor: Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON GLOBAL WARMING & US NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY
Date: Sep 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $584.47
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: California Council for International Trade
Purpose: TO ATTEND MONTEREY CONGRESSIONAL FORUM ON TRADE
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $364.21
source

Destination: KAUSPELL, MONTANA
Sponsor: MONTANA WILDERNESS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE CONVENTION
Date: Dec 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $747.15
source

Destination: ATTEND CONFERENCE 1/10-1/11, DEPART 1/12
Sponsor: California Council for International Trade
Purpose: TO ATTEND MONTEREY CONGRESSIONAL FORUM ON TRADE POLICY
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $973.38
source

Destination: DC TO SAN DIEGO TO SEATTLE
Sponsor: North American Transplant Coordinators Organization
Purpose: KEYNOTE AT NATCO CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 14, 2003
Expense: $755.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE-CHICAGO-DC
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Oct 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,096.24
source

Destination: DC-NYC NYC-SEA
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING FINANCIAL SERVICES TRIP
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,520.17
source

Destination: PARIS-BRUSSELS
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: FACT-FINDING ON TRADE RELATIONS WITH E.U.
Date: Nov 28, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $11,836.42
source

Destination: MANAGUA, NICARAGUA
Sponsor: GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS
Purpose: TO EXAMINE POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROGRAMS IN NICARAGUA
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,223.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jay Inslee

Scott Baker
Brian Bonlender
Jennifer Cromwell
Kennie Endelman
Johnny Isawon
Jeremy Johnston
Sharmila Kotelawala
Amanda Murphy
Sara O'connell
Brian Peters
Jeffrey Roberson
Johanna Shimomura
Nicholas Shipley
Jennifer Singer
Heidi Stirling
Matthew Taylor
Roelof Van Der Lugt
Roelof Vander Lugt



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.