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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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  • 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 | 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*

Kevin Casey


Total cost of 21 trips: $34,564.53


Trips traveled under the office of Joseph Crowley

Destination:
Sponsor: Providian Financial Corporation
Purpose: BUSINESS - LEARN ABOUT CREDIT CARD INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,178.00
source

Destination: FRIDAY 5/4 SUBRIME LENDING CONFERENCE (ALL DAY)
Sponsor: JP Morgan Chase & Co
Purpose: SUBPRIME LENDING CONFERENCE
Date: May 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $333.00
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Christopher Reynolds Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,004.43
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: NYC DOWNTOWN HOSPITAL
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON NYC DOWNTOWN HOSP E.R.
Date: Jun 15, 2001
Expense: $319.15
source

Destination: BOS
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: EDUCATION ON FED HOME LOAN BANK
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,215.63
source

Destination: DOHA QATAR
Sponsor: State of Qatar
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT QATAR W/O FOLLOW UP
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $6,740.00
source

Destination: LGA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP RE: NAJDAG
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $865.11
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO VISIT NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE TO LEARN ABOUT EQUITY MARKETS
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $912.88
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: ISSUES BRIEFING FOR FINANCIAL SERVICE STAFF ON MORTGAGE INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,185.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: ISSUES BRIEFING FOR FIN SERVICES STAFF ON ACTUARY/ACCOUNTING ISSUES
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $935.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: VIEW OPENING OF NASDAQ, LEARN ABOUT MARKETS
Date: Mar 14, 2003
Expense: $309.64
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: FANNIE MAE PROVIDED TRANSPORTATION AND HOTEL; CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON PROVIDED MEALS ON FRIDAY
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT SECONDARY MORTGAGE MARKET; DISCUSS ECONOMIC POLICY WITH FANNIE CHAIR FRANKLIN RAINES
Date: May 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $950.85
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
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
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: VISIT NYSE WITH A DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO LEARN ABOUT EQUITY MARKETS
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,095.89
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON ISSUES EFFECTING SECURITIES INDUSTRY-OUTSOURCING, STOCK OPTIONS
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,775.04
source

Destination: NAPLES FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: STAFF OF CONGRESSMAN WHO SPOKE AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,139.80
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: STAFFED REP CROWLEY ON MEMBERS TRIP HE LED TO EXCHANGE TO LEARN ABOUT ITS ROLE IN THE ECONOMY, IN THEIR DISTRICTS, ISSUES BEFORE FIN SERV COMM PERTAINING TO NYSE
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $933.06
source

Destination: BOCA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Futures Industry Association
Purpose: STAFFING CONGRESSMAN WHO SPOKE ON MEMBERS PANEL
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,978.07
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, LGA
Sponsor: American Jewish Congress
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN SITUATION - VISITED TEL AVIV, JERUSALEM, GOLAN HEIGHTS
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,168.67
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: CHICAGO: BOARD OF TRADE; MERC; BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE; STOCK EXCHANGE (SHARED)
Purpose: TRAVELED WITH CONGRESSMAN, OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CFTC REAUTH, SINGLE STOCK FUTURES ETC (ISSUES BEFORE FIN SERV COMM)
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,313.89
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kevin Casey.


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.