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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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  • 09.02.14

    Teachers embrace the Common Core

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  • 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.

American RadioWorks |
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

  • 09.02.14

    Teachers embrace the Common Core

    Teachers in Reno, Nevada, were skeptical of the Common Core at first. But they have embraced the new standards as a way to bring better education to students who are struggling in school -- and to kids who are ahead.
  • 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

David Dreier


Total cost of 92 office trips: $158,756.42


Trips by David Dreier
Total cost of congressperson's 20 trips: $26,880.93

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 3, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $2,361.00
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,440.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American International Group Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETINGS
Date: Apr 3, 2000
Expense: $425.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American International Group Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETINGS
Date: Apr 10, 2000
Expense: $300.00
source

Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Sponsor: Empower America
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,027.74
source

Destination: GREENWICH, CT
Sponsor: Walker Digital Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Sep 25, 2000
Expense: $445.00
source

Destination: BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: TECHNET, MASSACHUSETTS, KEANE INC.
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY MEETING
Date: Oct 2, 2000
Expense: $744.85
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $3,450.00
source

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

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: ECUADOR
Sponsor: Galapagos Conservancy
Purpose: TO REVIEW US-ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCES RELATED ISSUES
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $4,798.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP MEETING
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $722.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: SPEAK AND PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS WITH WORLD ECONOMIC LEADERS
Date: Feb 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,425.50
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $888.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $3,051.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT 2003
Purpose: CA DELEGATION CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $423.23
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: DISCUSS CONGRESSIONAL AGENDA ITEMS FOR THIS SESSION OF CONGRESS
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY
Sponsor: Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT RE: AGRICULTURAL ISSUES
Date: Sep 16, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $285.40
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of David Dreier

Amanda Barnett
Stephanie Blanton
Alisa Do
Eunyoung Do
Vincent Erfe
Todd Gillenwater
Hugh Halpern
Eileen Harley
Amy Heerink
Adam Jarvis
Rachael Leman
Janice Mckinney
E Richard Mills
Lindsay Moorhead
Tara Ord
Amanda Pedigo
William Pitts
Vincent Randazzo
Matthew Reynolds
George Rogers
Brad Smith
Seth Webb



American RadioWorks |
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

  • 09.02.14

    Teachers embrace the Common Core

    Teachers in Reno, Nevada, were skeptical of the Common Core at first. But they have embraced the new standards as a way to bring better education to students who are struggling in school -- and to kids who are ahead.
  • 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.