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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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    Greater Expectations transcript

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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

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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.

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Office of

Joseph Lieberman


Total cost of 132 office trips: $120,295.47


Trips by Joseph Lieberman
Total cost of congressperson's 39 trips: $19,416.69

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Israel Bonds
Purpose: SENATOR WAS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT ISRAEL BOND'S NATIONAL DINNER
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,514.76
source

Destination: POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: AS CHAIRMAN OF THE DLC, SENATOR WAS DINNER SPEAKER AT GATHERING AT MARIST COLLEGE
Date: May 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $117.59
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON THIS WEEK
Date: Jan 21, 2001
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Date: Jan 23, 2001
Expense: $55.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON MEET THE PRESS
Date: Jan 28, 2001
Expense: $135.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON SUNDAY TALK SHOW
Date: Feb 11, 2001
Expense: $155.35
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SENATOR ADDRESSED LUNCHEON HONORING HIS SERVICE AS DLC CHAIR AND WELCOMING NEW CHAIR SENATOR EVAN BAYH HADASSAH ACCOMPANIED HIM TO LUNCHEON
Date: Mar 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $940.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON LATE EDITION
Date: Mar 18, 2001
Expense: $103.56
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON THIS WEEK
Date: Mar 18, 2001
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON FOX NEWS SUNDAY
Date: Mar 25, 2001
Expense: $94.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON EARLY SHOW
Date: Mar 29, 2001
Expense: $103.56
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: University of Southern California
Purpose: SENATOR SPEAK AT CARMEN AND LOUIS WARSCHAW DISTINGUISHED LECTURE DINNER
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $818.31
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON TODAY SHOW
Date: Apr 27, 2001
Expense: $135.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON MEET THE PRESS
Date: Apr 29, 2001
Expense: $135.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: New York University
Purpose: SENATOR WAS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT NYU LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION
Date: May 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $898.24
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON LATE EDITION
Date: May 13, 2001
Expense: $27.50
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: SENATOR SPOKE AT THE LIBRARY AND WAS HONORED WITH ITS DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN AWARD
Date: May 14, 2001
Expense: $178.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON FOX NEWS SUNDAY
Date: May 27, 2001
Expense: $86.54
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON SUNDAY TALK SHOW
Date: May 27, 2001
Expense: $77.68
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: Dallas Area Torah Association
Purpose: SENATOR KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR SUMMER LECTURE SERIES SPONSORED BY DALLAS AREA TORAH ASSOCIATION
Date: May 31, 2001
Expense: $1,322.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON MEET THE PRESS
Date: Jun 10, 2001
Expense: $142.50
source

Destination: INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SENATOR ADDRESS DINNER AND WELCOMING SESSION AT THE DLC'S NATIONAL CONVERSATION EVENT
Date: Jul 15, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,383.08
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON LATE EDITION
Date: Jul 15, 2001
Expense: $103.56
source

Destination: MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
Sponsor: National Council of La Raza
Purpose: SENATOR ADDRESS NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE LUNCHEON
Date: Jul 16, 2001
Expense: $320.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON THIS WEEK
Date: Aug 5, 2001
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Weizmann Institute of Science
Purpose: SENATOR PRESENTED WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AWARD TO SECRETARY WILLIAM DALEY AND DELIVERED KEYNOTE DINNER SPEECH
Date: Sep 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $175.00
source

Destination: ROCKLEIGH, NJ
Sponsor: JEWISH HOME AND REHABILITATION CENTER
Purpose: SENATOR WAS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT DINNER FOR GRAND-REOPENING HADASSAH ACCOMPANIED HIM TO DINNER
Date: Sep 23, 2001
Expense: $240.70
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON EARLY SHOW
Date: Sep 25, 2001
Expense: $155.35
source

Destination: BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SENATOR KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT DINNER
Date: Oct 5, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,490.48
source

Destination: GARDEN GROVE, CA
Sponsor: Crystal Cathedral Ministries
Purpose: SENATOR TAPE HOUR OF POWER WITH REVEREND ROBERT SHULLER
Date: Oct 7, 2001
Expense: $60.00
source

Destination: BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: SENATOR APPEAR IN STUDIO FOR FOX NEWS SUNDAY INTERVIEW
Date: Oct 7, 2001
Expense: $127.80
source

Destination: DURHAM, NC
Sponsor: Duke University
Purpose: SENATOR ADDRESSED DINNER GUESTS THEN GAVE KEYNOTE AT TERRY SANFORD DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
Date: Oct 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,060.22
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Jewish Community Foundation of Baltimore
Purpose: SENATOR ADDRESS JEWISH FEDERATION'S ANNUAL CAMPAIGN DINNER
Date: Dec 5, 2001
Expense: $1,380.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SENATOR LIEBERMAN ADDRESSED DLC'S 2002 CONVERSATION CONFERENCE HADASSAH LIEBERMAN ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR
Date: Jul 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $416.46
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Sponsor: American Postal Workers Union
Purpose: SENATOR ADDRESS AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION DELEGATES AT 16TH BIENNIAL NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Aug 12, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $593.25
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SENATOR ADDRESS DLC'S 2002 PROGRESS AND PROSPERITY PROJECT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $748.59
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSSETTS
Sponsor: PARTNERSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE IN JEWISH EDUCATION
Purpose: SENATOR SPEAK AT PARTNERSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE IN JEWISH EDUCATION DINNER
Date: Oct 11, 2004
Expense: $1,011.70
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
Sponsor: University of Kentucky
Purpose: SENATOR DELIVER LECTURE TO STUDENTS AND FACULTY AND MEET WITH MCCONNELL SCHOLARS
Date: Nov 8, 2004
Expense: $955.40
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
Purpose: SENATOR SPOKE AT DINNER FOR PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE, PRESENTED AWARD
Date: Jun 16, 2005
Expense: $734.61
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Joseph Lieberman

Michael Alexander
William Andresen
Deborah Bager
William Bonvillian
Sherry Brown
Alyssondra Campaigne
Kiersten Coon
Kirsten Cutler
Frederick Downey
Deborah Forrest
Sara Haeigh
Adam Kovacevich
Yul Kwon
Kevin Landy
Cynthia Lemek
Hadassah Lieberman
Peter Ludgin
Charles Ludlam
Merrilea Mayo
Michelle Mcmurry
James O'connell
Tim Profeta
Susan Propper
Joyce Rechtschaffen
Clarine Riddle
Laurie Rubenstein
Aaron Scholer
Michele Stockwell
John Tagami
Melissa Winter
Andrew Young



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.