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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

    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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Total cost of 24 trips: $19,766.73


Traveler: John Luddy (from the office of Jon Kyl)
Destination: CAPE CANAVERAL, FL
Purpose: TO OBSERVE LAUNCH OF TITAN IV ROCKET
Date: May 8, 2000
Expense: $1,110.00
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Traveler: Charles Pickering (from the office of Charles Pickering)
Destination: DULLES AIRPORT TO MERIDIAN, MS
Purpose: TO ATTEND EVENT AT LOCKHEED-MARTIN PLANT IN MERIDIAN ON 2/24
Date: Feb 24, 2001
Expense: $612.00
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Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BUFFALO TO BINGHAMTON TO DULLES
Purpose: OFFICIAL FACT-FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Oct 29, 2001
Expense: $1,031.25
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Traveler: Peter Kauffmann (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BUFFALO & BINGHAMTON NY TO DULLES
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Oct 29, 2001
Expense: $1,031.25
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Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BUFFALO, NY, BINGHAMTON, NY TO DULLES
Purpose: OFFICIAL TRAVEL WITH SENATOR CLINTON
Date: Oct 29, 2001
Expense: $1,031.25
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Traveler: Jeff Sessions (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: FLIGHT FROM HUNTSVILLE, AL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: TOUR OF LOCKHEED-MARTIN-COURTLAND FACILITY (GOT TO HUNTSVILLE BY AUTOMOBILE)
Date: Sep 30, 2002
Expense: $661.00
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Traveler: Robert Aderholt (from the office of Robert Aderholt)
Destination: ONE WAY PRIVAE PLANE FROM HUNTSVILLE, AL TO DULLES AIRPORT
Purpose: SPEAK AT RE-OPENING OF LOCKHEED-MARTIN'S COURTLAND, AL FACILITY
Date: Sep 30, 2002
Expense: $661.00
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Traveler: Ernest Hollings (from the office of Ernest Hollings)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO GREENVILLE, SC (SELF AND SPOUSE)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 30, 2003
Expense: $800.00
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Traveler: William Gottshall (from the office of Trent Lott)
Destination: MERIDIAN, MS AIRPORT
Purpose: AT THE REQUEST OF LOCKHEED MARTIN TO TOUR THE PLANT AND COMMUNITY AFTER VIOLENT SHOOTING INCIDENT
Date: Jul 8, 2003
Expense: $1,200.00
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Traveler: Charles Pickering (from the office of Charles Pickering)
Destination: MERIDIAN, MS
Purpose: A WORKPLACE SHOOTING OCCURED AT THE LOCKHEED MARTIN FACILITY IN LAUDERDALE COUNTY. I TRAVELLED TO VISIT THE PLANT, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE VICTIMS IN THE HOSPITAL TO ASSIST IN A VERY TRAGIC SITUATION.
Date: Jul 8, 2003
Expense: $515.00
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Traveler: Erin Pierce (from the office of Conrad Burns)
Destination: MARIETTA, GA
Purpose: TOUR AND FACT FINDING WITH MONTANA COMPANY, SUMMIT ENGINEERING
Date: Dec 15, 2003
Expense: $488.00
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Traveler: Will Brooke (from the office of Conrad Burns)
Destination: MARIETTA, GA
Purpose: TOUR AND FACT FINDING WITH MONTANA ENGINEERING COMPANY, SUMMIT ENGINEERING
Date: Dec 15, 2003
Expense: $488.00
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Traveler: Conrad Burns (from the office of Conrad Burns)
Destination: MARIETTA, GEORGIA
Purpose: TOUR AND FACT FINDING WITH MONTANA COMPANY-SUMMIT ENGINEERING
Date: Dec 15, 2003
Expense: $488.00
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Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC, BINGHAMTON, NY-WHITE PLAINS NY
Purpose: BRIEFING AND TOUR
Date: Jan 30, 2004
Expense: $1,500.00
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Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC-BINGHAMPTON, NY-WHITE PLAINS, NY
Purpose: BRIEFING AND TOUR
Date: Jan 30, 2004
Expense: $1,500.00
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Traveler: Jerry Lewis (from the office of Jerry Lewis)
Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Purpose: SPEECH TO EMPLOYEES
Date: Mar 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,731.40
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Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: DULLES, VA TO ALBANY, NY TO TOTERBORO, NJ
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 23, 2004
Expense: $520.00
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Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: DULLES, VA TO ALBANY, NY TO TELERBORO, NJ
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 23, 2004
Expense: $520.00
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Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BINGHAMTON
Purpose: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Expense: $410.00
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Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BINGHAMTON
Purpose: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Expense: $410.00
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Traveler: Andrew Shapiro (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK
Purpose: TO VISIT THE LOCKHEED MARTIN PLANT IN OWEGO, NY
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Expense: $408.38
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Traveler: John Warner (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA
Purpose: TOUR NEW FACILITY
Date: Apr 11, 2005
Expense: $216.90
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Traveler: James Kadtke (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA
Purpose: TOUR NEW FACILITY
Date: Apr 11, 2005
Expense: $216.40
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Traveler: Cord Sterling (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA
Purpose: TOUR NEW FACILITY
Date: Apr 11, 2005
Expense: $216.90
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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.