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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

    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.

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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Trips sponsored by

Citigroup


Total cost of 22 trips: $29,793.06


Traveler: David Frank (from the office of William Goodling)
Destination: CITIGROUP BUILDING NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: MEETING OF/PRESENTATION TO ERISA PENSION LAWYERS GROUP
Date: Jan 6, 2000
Expense: $230.00
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Traveler: G William Hoagland (from the office of Pete Domenici)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Purpose: SPEAK AT A BREAKFAST ON THE 11TH AND MEETING W/ ROBERT RUBIN
Date: Dec 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $551.32
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Traveler: Thomas Kahn (from the office of John Spratt)
Destination: NY
Purpose: DELIVER REMARKS TO BUSINESS GROUP
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $662.82
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Traveler: Brant Imperatore (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,408.47
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Traveler: John Anderson (from the office of Michael Crapo)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV AND THE LAKES, NV
Purpose: EDUCATION VISIT TO CITIGROUP'S CITICARDS FACILITY, INCLUDING BRIEFINGS & MEETINGS WITH BANK OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,426.81
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Traveler: Leslie Woolley (from the office of Zell Miller)
Destination: THE LAKES, NEVADA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,155.50
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Traveler: Anthony Zaffirini (from the office of Charles Gonzalez)
Destination: TOUR AT CITIGROUP CREDIT CARD FACILITIES
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL - CREDIT PRACTICE
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,394.50
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Traveler: Warren Tryon (from the office of Spencer Bachus)
Destination: THE LAKE, NEVADA
Purpose: TOUR OF CREDIT CARD CENTER AND BRIEFING ON CREDIT CARDS
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,480.00
source

Traveler: Lawrence Seyfriez (from the office of Eric Cantor)
Destination:
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,774.50
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Traveler: Annie Toro (from the office of Luis Gutierrez)
Destination: THE LAKES, NEVADA
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,524.50
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Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,500.00
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Traveler: Donald Auerbach (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: LAKES, NW
Purpose: OBSERVE AN OPERATING CREDIT CARD PROCESSING PLANT
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,500.00
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Traveler: Erika Jeffers (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: TOUR OF CITI CARD'S PROCESSING SITE
Purpose: SEMINAR DISCUSSIONS ON CREDIT CARD PRACTICES AND TOUR OF PROCESSING SITE
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,774.50
source

Traveler: Karen Lynch (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: DC TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
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Traveler: Alfred Garesche (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: THE LAKES, NV
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,709.50
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Traveler: Tom Mccrocklin (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: CONFERENCE & TOUR OF CREDIT PROCESSING OPERATION
Purpose: CITI CARDS CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
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Traveler: Kevin Macmillan (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: CONFERENCE AND TOUR OF PROCESSING FACILITIES
Purpose: CITI CARDS CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
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Traveler: Greg Mesack (from the office of Bob Ney)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
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Traveler: Gregg Richard (from the office of Pat Toomey)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: CONFERENCE & TOUR OF CITI CARDS PROCESSING SITE.
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,399.86
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Traveler: Shelley Moore Capito (from the office of Shelley Moore Capito)
Destination: WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $498.78
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Traveler: John Boehner (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Purpose: REMARKS/KEYNOTE AT SMITH-BARNEY CHAIRMEN'S COUNCIL
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,151.00
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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.