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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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  • 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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New York University


Total cost of 14 trips: $8,688.59


Traveler: John Harrington (from the office of Bill Archer)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN SEMINAR ON SUBPART F TAX RULES
Date: Feb 11, 2000
Expense: $227.00
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Traveler: Diana Degette (from the office of Diana Degette)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: SPEAK AT SYMPOSIUM ON THE LEGAL ISSUES OF THE CLINTON IMPEACHMENT
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.00
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Traveler: James Oberstar (from the office of James Oberstar)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: SPEECH: FUTURE OF AVIATION IN THE NY/NJ METRO REG
Date: Jun 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $427.80
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Traveler: Joseph Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: SENATOR WAS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT NYU LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION
Date: May 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $898.24
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Traveler: Susan Jensen (from the office of F. James Sensenbrenner)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $650.00
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Traveler: Stephanie Moore (from the office of F. James Sensenbrenner)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON BANKRUPTCY
Date: Aug 27, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $650.00
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Traveler: Tara Zimmerman (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: NYU GOVERNMENT SEMINAR
Purpose: INT'L TAX FORUM
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $368.00
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Traveler: Harold Ford (from the office of Harold Ford)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL-NEW YORK, NY-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SPEECH TO GRADUATING CLASS ON NATIONAL POLICY AGENDA
Date: May 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $815.00
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Traveler: Brian Mergharo (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SPEECH
Purpose: SPEECH/ROUNDTABLE ON BOOK/MP DIFFERENCES
Date: May 18, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $362.92
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Traveler: Lauralee Matthews (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: NYU TAX CONFERENCE FOR GOV'T
Purpose: TAX CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $497.53
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Traveler: David Noren (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: NYU TAX SEMINAR FOR GOV'T
Date: Feb 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $450.33
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Traveler: E Ray Beeman (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination:
Purpose: NYU TAX POLICY SEMINAR FOR GOVERNMENT
Date: Feb 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $579.29
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Traveler: Frank Jannuzi (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE ON NORTH KOREA
Date: Oct 22, 2004
Expense: $280.00
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Traveler: Neil Macbride (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN ANNUAL TERRORISM CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S CENTER ON LAW AND SECURITY, "PROSECUTING TERRORISM: THE GLOBAL CHALLENGE"
Date: May 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,450.48
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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.