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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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    A teacher loses faith in the Common Core

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    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 | 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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Instinet Corporation


Total cost of 46 trips: $35,930.54


Traveler: Kate Scheeler (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TO EXAMINE INSTINET TRADING TECHNOLOGIES RELEVANT TO UNDERSTANDING THROUGH COMMUNICATION NETWORK
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $410.00
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Traveler: Adrienne Vanek (from the office of Phil Gramm)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.
Purpose: TO PROVIDE STAFFERS WITH A MORE THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF INSTINET CORPORATION AND ITS ROLE IN THE NATION'S SECURITIES MARKETS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $890.69
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Traveler: Joel Oswald (from the office of Phil Gramm)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: OVERVIEW DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTRONIC TRADING, CURRENT REQUIRED ISSUES AND ISSUES RELATING TO REVIEW OF NATIONAL MARKET SYSTEM
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $889.49
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Traveler: Geof Gradler (from the office of Phil Gramm)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $725.00
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Traveler: Warren Tryon (from the office of Spencer Bachus)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY-INSTINCT BRIEFING
Purpose: BRIEFING ON SECURITIES ISSUES AND ECNS
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $667.00
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Traveler: J Patrick Cave (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $650.00
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Traveler: Tom Mccrocklin (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: BUSINESS DINNER, ALL DAY MEETINGS AND TOUR
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE WORKING OF INSTINET
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $789.84
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Traveler: Justin Daly (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING ON SECURITIES MARKETS
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $809.84
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Traveler: Thomas Montgomery (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING & TOUR
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,248.68
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Traveler: Brant Imperatore (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: NY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $667.84
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Traveler: Karen Lynch (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $809.84
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Traveler: Carter Mcdowell (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: FACT FINDING AT INSTINET; MTGS W/ INSTINET EXECS
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $809.84
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Traveler: Alfred Garesche (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $809.84
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Traveler: Linda Rich (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: NY
Purpose: BRIEFING BY INSTINET ON SEC'S MARKET ISSUES
Date: Jun 29, 2001
Expense: $350.00
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Traveler: W.J. Tauzin (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: MEETINGS W/ CEO & EXECUTIVES OF INSTINET RE. LEGISLATIVE ISSUES BEFORE ENERGY & COMMERCE COMMITTEE
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $969.30
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Traveler: Rohit Kumar (from the office of Phil Gramm)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: INSTINET STAFF TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT COMPANY & VISIT FACILITIES
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $910.79
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Traveler: Michelle Jackson (from the office of Phil Gramm)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL BRIEFING RE: INSTINET CORPORATION & ITS ROLE IN THE NATION'S SEC. MARKETS
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $891.79
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Traveler: Brendan Reilly (from the office of Michael Ferguson)
Destination: CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING BY INSTINET SENIOR STAFF (11/9)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING AND TOUR OF TRADING FLOO
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $891.79
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Traveler: Brian Gaston (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: MEETINGS AT INSTINCT TO LEARN ABOUT ELECTRONIC SECURITIES TRADING
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,148.60
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Traveler: Robert Schellhas (from the office of Rob Portman)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $891.79
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Traveler: Sam Geduldig (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: INSTINET HEADQUARTERS EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $890.99
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Traveler: Dan Archer (from the office of Chuck Hagel)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Oct 5, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $754.28
source

Traveler: Joshua Albert (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: NYC
Purpose:
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $493.23
source

Traveler: Jeremy Reyes (from the office of Rick Santorum)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: VISIT INSTINET HEADQUARTERS AND LEARN ABOUT MARKET STRUCTURE ISSUES IN THE SECURITIES MARKETS
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $754.28
source

Traveler: Anthony Zaffirini (from the office of Charles Gonzalez)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC - NEW YORK
Purpose: BRIEFING ON STOCK MARKET POLICY
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $711.42
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Traveler: Jameel Aalim-Johnson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: VISIT TO ELECTRONIC TRADING NETWORK NY FACILITY.
Date: Oct 10, 2003
Expense: $252.80
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: VISIT TO HEADQUARTERS TO DISCUSS TRADE THRU RULE, FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY, E-MARKET AND EON'S
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $711.42
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Traveler: Brendon Weiss (from the office of Vito Fossella)
Destination:
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT
Date: Oct 10, 2003
Expense: $252.80
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Traveler: Donald Auerbach (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TOUR ECN FACILITIES AND GAIN HANDS ON EXPERIENCE ABOUT SECURITIES TRADING
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $711.42
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Traveler: Peggy Peterson (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: LAGUARDIA
Purpose: REVIEW CAPITAL MARKET STRUCTURE DISCUSS ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $754.28
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Traveler: Timothy Johnson (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON MARKET STRUCTURE
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $754.28
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Traveler: Greg Mesack (from the office of Bob Ney)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TO MEET WITH INSTINET COMPANY OFFICIALS AND LEARN ABOUT THE OPERATIONS OF INSTINET'S BROKER DEALER AND ALTERNATIVE DISPLAY FACILITY
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $766.42
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Traveler: Ted Dahlstrom (from the office of Michael Crapo)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO TOUR OPERATIONS AND TRADING FACILITIES OF INSTINET CORP
Date: Apr 30, 2004
Expense: $890.79
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Traveler: Gary Myrick (from the office of Harry Reid)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 30, 2004
Expense: $890.79
source

Traveler: Gregory Dean (from the office of Michael Enzi)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF SECURITIES MARKET
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $890.79
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Traveler: Robert Getzoff (from the office of Rahm Emanuel)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP ON SEC'S PROPOSED NATIONAL MARKET SYSTEM RULES AND FINANCIAL SERVICES ISSUES, TOUR OF TRADING FACILITIES AND INSTINET CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
Date: Apr 30, 2004
Expense: $949.79
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Traveler: Kristen Jaconi (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $935.79
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Traveler: Vincent Erfe (from the office of David Dreier)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE OPERATIONS AND BUSINESS PRACTICES OF INSTINET, AN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK (ECN)
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $890.79
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Traveler: Steve Patterson (from the office of Jim Bunning)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT INSTINET'S BUSINESS PLANS AND OTHER ISSUES AFFECTING THE FINANCIAL MARKETS
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $829.44
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Traveler: Elizabeth Canter (from the office of Tim Johnson)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING ON MODERNIZATION OF THE NATIONAL MARKET SYSTEM AND TOUR OF INSTINET'S OPERATIONS AND FACILITIES
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $785.54
source

Traveler: Gerald O'shea (from the office of Jeb Hensarling)
Destination: LAGUARDIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $873.54
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Traveler: Netonis Wybensinger (from the office of Tom Feeney)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT TO DISCUSS MARKET STRUCTURE, REGULATION NMS, COMMISSION RECAPTURE AND TOUR OF THE FLOOR
Date: Apr 15, 2005
Expense: $785.54
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Traveler: Kerry Lawrence (from the office of Stephen Lynch)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $785.54
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Traveler: Jennifer Bastian (from the office of John Shadegg)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: A BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR OF INSTINET GROUP AND AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THEIR FINANCIAL MARKETS IN ORDER TO BETTER UNDERSTAND FINANCIAL SERVICES ISSUES, PARTICULARLY REG NMS
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $811.54
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Traveler: Jason Spence (from the office of Bob Ney)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT INSTINET AND INET ELECTRONIC TRADING MARKET
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $785.54
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Traveler: Joshua Saltzman (from the office of Pete Sessions)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TO MEET WITH INSTINET GROUP STAFF REGARDING POLICY INITIATIVES RELATED TO SECURITIES TRADING IN AN ELECTRONIC MARKETPLACE AND TO VIEW HOW THESE TRADES ARE EXECUTED
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $785.54
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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.