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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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    Are you smarter than a Common Core student? Try a Common Core test

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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.

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Trips by*

Julie Carr


Total cost of 10 trips: $16,564.56


Trips traveled under the office of William Delahunt

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Association of American Medical Colleges
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON HEALTHCARE
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $850.32
source


Trips traveled under the office of Joseph Pitts

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Destination: ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ASSOC. FOR COMPETITIVE TECH., AT&T, CABLE & WIRELESS, LEVEL 3, MICROSOFT, MP3.COM, PEGASUS, SAIC, VERISIGN, WINSTAR, XO COMMUNICATIONS
Purpose: TO PROVIDE STAFF W/ UNDERSTANDING OF THE HISTORY, OPERATIONS & POLICY QUESTIONS SURROUNDING INTERN
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $616.03
source

Destination: TECH POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: EDUCATION ON TECHPOLICY FACING 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $657.46
source

Destination: BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) AND GENEVA (SWITZERLAND)
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Aug 15, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $4,609.29
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: TO FULLY UNDERSTAND ISSUES FACING MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,517.26
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: TO GAIN A BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF THE CABLE INDUSTRY & THEIR REGULATORY BURDEE
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $772.18
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOC, NATIONAL ASSOC. OF MANUFACTURER & CALIFORNIA MANUFACTURERS & TELECOM ASSOC.
Purpose: OVERALL IMPACT OF ECONOMICS ON TELECOM INDUSTRY INLIGHT OF CURRENT LAWS & REGS
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,340.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND OR
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: INVESTIGATING POLICIES IMPACTING THE CABLE INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $864.20
source

Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ISSUES RELATED TO MEDICAL DEVICES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,050.82
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Julie Carr.


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.