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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.

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.

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*

Cindy Chetti


Total cost of 8 trips: $8,554.28


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: CLEVELAND, OH
Sponsor: ENTERPRISE FOUNDATION AND LISC
Purpose: FACTFINDING AND FIELD TOUR OF AFFORDABLE LOW INCOME HOUSING
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $199.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Mortgage Bankers Association of America
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON PANEL ENTITLED "LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY UPDATE" AT THE MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Oct 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,262.49
source

Destination: ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: American Society of Home Inspectors
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT TO DISCUSS HOUSING POLICY AGENDA & HUD ACTIVITIES WITH ASHI MEMBERS
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $629.84
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: BRIEFING ON SECONDARY MORTGAGE MARKET
Date: Mar 21, 2004
Expense: $814.87
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Mortgage Bankers Association of America
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL ON LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY UPDATE FOR MBA'S ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Oct 22, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,093.70
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE NAMB 2004 WESTERN REGIONAL MEETING ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2004
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,376.18
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: NATIONAL LOW INCOME HOUSING COALITION
Purpose: ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN THE HOUSING VOUCHER SUMMIT 2005
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $802.02
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Mortgage Brokers
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE NAMB 2004 WESTERN REGIONAL MEETING ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2004
Date: Nov 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,376.18
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Cindy Chetti.


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.