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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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  • 08.29.14

    Greater Expectations transcript

  • 08.28.14

    A teacher loses faith in the Common Core

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  • 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

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Office of

Christopher Cox


Total cost of 68 office trips: $76,280.06


Trips by Christopher Cox
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $10,007.95

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Sponsor: Freedom House
Purpose: OBSERVATION OF RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Date: Mar 24, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,555.87
source

Destination: 2000 COMDEX SPRING CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: COMDEX
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION (SPEECH)
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,062.00
source

Destination: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - IRVINE'S ANNUAL CEO ROUNDTABLE RETREAT SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: University of California at Irvine
Purpose: ADDRESS (SPEECH) GROUP TO DISCUSS CURRENT ORANGE COUNTY ISSUES
Date: May 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $750.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $210.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002
Expense: $102.40
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $660.00
source

Destination: COS RETREAT AT GREENBRIER RESORT, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: OFFICIAL MEETINGS W/OTHER COS/LDRSHP
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

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

Destination: THE GREENBRIER RESORT-WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: THE CALIFORNIA DELEGATION MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Dec 6, 2003
Expense: $108.73
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Jan 22, 2004
Expense: $135.74
source

Destination: QUEENSTOWN, MD (WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER)
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: TO EXAMINE ISSUES RELEVANT TO THE COMMITTEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES AND, IN THE PROCESS IMPROVE THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT OF THE COMMITTEE AND THE WORKING RELATIONSHIP
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Christopher Cox

Charles Brown
Ben Cohen
Benedict Cohen
Steve Devine
Uttam Dhillon
Tom Dilenge
Ernest Downs
Howard Fienberg
James Freeman
John Gannon
Jessica Herrera
Muhammad Hutasuhut
Cheryl Jaeger
Christian Lee
Carolyn Lips
C Mcgrath
David Olson
Sarah Petry
David Schanzer
Jonathan Tolman
Peter Uhlmann
Josh Weerasinghe
Paul Wilkinson



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.