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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.

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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.

Back to The Data

Trips sponsored by

Carib News Corporation


Total cost of 33 trips: $45,887.93


Traveler: Maxine Waters (from the office of Maxine Waters)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA - MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA - BALTIMORE, MD
Purpose: SPEAKER AND CONGRESSIONAL PARTICIPANT AT THE CARIB NEWS FIFTH ANNUAL MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,340.00
source

Traveler: Eddie Bernice Johnson (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination:
Purpose: CBC CARIBBEAN BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,340.30
source

Traveler: Donald Payne (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: NEWARK TO MONTEGO BAY (ROUNDTRIP)
Purpose: BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,160.00
source

Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Purpose: CARIBBEAN BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $757.80
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: CLEVE-NY-MONTEGO BAY-NY-DC
Purpose: BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,968.33
source

Traveler: Eddie Bernice Johnson (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination: GRENADA
Purpose: MULTI NATIONAL BUS. CONF.
Date: Oct 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,460.00
source

Traveler: Donald Payne (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: MEETINGS BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES AND THE CONGRESSIONAL BLOCK COUNCIL
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: GRENADA
Purpose: BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,658.00
source

Traveler: Albert Wynn (from the office of Albert Wynn)
Destination: SAN JUAN, ST. MAARTEN
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CARIB NEWS MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONF
Date: Nov 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,970.00
source

Traveler: Donna Christian-Christensen (from the office of Donna Christian-Christensen)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC, BAHAMAS, ST. CROIX
Purpose: CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Traveler: Carolyn Kilpatrick (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING; PARTICIPATION ON PANEL
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Traveler: Charles Rangel (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NASSAU, BAHAMAS - NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE 8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CORPORATE
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: George Dalley (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE 8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC/NASSAU, BAHAMMAS/CLEVELAND OH
Purpose: BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Eddie Bernice Johnson (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination: NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Purpose: 8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Maxine Waters (from the office of Maxine Waters)
Destination: NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Purpose: PRINCIPAL PARTICIPANT AT NEW YORK CARIB NEWS 8TH ANNUAL MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Corrine Brown (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: WASHINGTON-MIAMI-NASSAU
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE W/ CORPORATE EXECUTIVES, MINISTERS, GOVERNMENT, ETC. TO EXPLORE BUSINESS AND TRADE OPPORTUNITIES BETWEEN THE U.S AND COUNTRIES IN THE CARIBBEAN REGION
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Traveler: Donald Payne (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: EWR-NAS-EWR
Purpose: FREE TRADE AREA OF THE AMERICAS (FTAA)
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Purpose: ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Traveler: Melvin Watt (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NASSAU, BAHAMAS-CHARLOTTE, NC
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,100.00
source

Traveler: James Clyburn (from the office of James Clyburn)
Destination: NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,100.00
source

Traveler: Eleanor Holmes Norton (from the office of Eleanor Holmes Norton)
Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT TO NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,518.50
source

Traveler: Sheila Jackson Lee (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: MIAMI, FL - NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
Purpose: 8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 8, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Charles Rangel (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY TO ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
source

Traveler: James Capel (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY TO ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
source

Traveler: Kendrick Meek (from the office of Kendrick Meek)
Destination: ST KITTS
Purpose: 9TH ANNUAL MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,315.00
source

Traveler: Danny Davis (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO TO ST. KITTS FROM ST. KITTS TO MIAMI, FL
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS. TRAVEL AND SOCIAL ISSUES.
Date: Nov 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,010.00
source

Traveler: Jamila Thompson (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN THE CARIB NEWS CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
source

Traveler: Eddie Bernice Johnson (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination: DALLAS, ST. KITTS, BAHAMAS
Purpose: BRING TOGETHER AFRICAN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN AMERICAN BUSINESS/CIVIC LEADERS WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Nov 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: Cleveland - St Kitts - Nevis - Cleveland
Purpose: Keynote Speaker, Caribbean Multi- National Business Coference
Date: Nov 4, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
source

Traveler: Sheila Jackson Lee (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: HOUSTON - MIAMI - ST. KITTS - WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: 9TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,305.00
source

Traveler: Donald Payne (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: NEWARK - SAN JUAN -ST. KITT - SAN JUAN - NEWARK
Purpose: TO ENCOURAGE BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES BETWEEN SMALL TO MID-SIZED MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS OWNERS PROVIDING WORLDWIDE BUSINESS & NETWORK OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPANTS.
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
source

Traveler: George Dalley (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO ST. KITTS
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE NEW YORK CARIB NEWS CARIBBEANE MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
source



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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.