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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

    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.

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*

David Cavicke


Total cost of 22 trips: $26,317.92


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: WASHINGTON-PALO ALTO, CA
Sponsor: Stanford University
Purpose: SPEAK TO DIRECTORS' COLLEGE
Date: Jun 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $978.00
source

Destination: ASPEN
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,780.94
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: WhenU Inc
Purpose:
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $730.09
source

Destination: RIO DE JANEIRO AND BRASILIAM BRAZIL
Sponsor: Brazil Information Center
Purpose: INTERPARLIAMENTARY DIALOGUE WITH BRAZIL CONGRESS ON TRADE AND OTHER ISSUES
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,604.60
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: FEDERAL INSTITUTE FOR REG. LAW AND ECON.
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,950.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Association for Competitive Technology
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE, EDUCATION: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $654.00
source

Destination: PLANO, TEXAS
Sponsor: WINSTEAD SECHREST & MINICK
Purpose: SPEAK ON PRIVACY PANEL FOR CHAIRMAN BARTON
Date: Apr 25, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $595.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: NETWORK ADVERTISING INITIATIVE
Purpose: SPEAK TO NAI
Date: May 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $623.31
source

Destination: STANFORD, CA
Sponsor: Stanford University
Purpose: FACULTY MEMBER, STANFORD DIRECTORS COLLEGE
Date: Jun 18, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $1,694.62
source


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Bliley

Destination: NY
Sponsor: PROSKAVA ROSE LLP
Purpose: SPEAK AT SECURITIES ROUND TABLE
Date: Jan 12, 2000
Expense: $312.50
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: American Conference Institute
Purpose: SPEECH ON ELECTRONIC TRADING
Date: Jan 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $210.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON MORTGAGE MARKETS
Date: Feb 24, 2000
Expense: $330.00
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE
Sponsor: Derivatives Net Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,080.00
source

Destination: TRUMBULL, CT
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON DECIMALS
Date: Mar 24, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,891.35
source

Destination: PALM BEACH FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,621.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: AMERICAN CONF INS, NASDAQ
Purpose: SPEECH ON E-SIGN, FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $710.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination:
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Public Affairs Group
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: May 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,252.51
source

Destination: LANSDOWN VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: ATTEND PRIVACY CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $185.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: American Stock Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATION ON MARKET REGULATION
Date: May 29, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $625.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: American Conference Institute
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT-ACCOUNTING
Date: Sep 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $630.00
source

Destination: PALO ALTO
Sponsor: Stanford University
Purpose: SPEAK AT DIRECTORS COLLEGE
Date: May 31, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,520.00
source

Destination: SHEAPERDSTOWN, WV
Sponsor: STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Oct 3, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $340.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Cavicke.


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.