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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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  • 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*

John Anderson


Total cost of 12 trips: $15,833.94


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Crapo

Destination: IDAHO
Sponsor: Food Producers of Idaho Inc
Purpose: AGRICULTURE, TRANSPORTATION, AND TRADE FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: Aug 15, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,119.95
source

Destination: MADRID SPAIN, AND ALGERIA, AND TINDOUF, ALGERIA
Sponsor: DEFENSE FORUM FOUNDATION AND INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRATIC STRATEGY
Purpose: INFORMATION GATHERING STAFF TRIP
Date: Nov 13, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,202.66
source

Destination: MONTREAL
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: BOISE, ID
Sponsor: IDAHO BANKERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: IDAHO COMMUNITY BANKERS MID - WINTER MEETING 2002 "COMMUNITY BANKERS SALUTE IDAHO AGRICULTURE"
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $289.20
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: AVIATION SAFETY ALLIANCE, ALLIANCE SAFETY & SECURITY POST 9/11 SEMINAR
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,219.00
source

Destination: NY, NY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ABOUT SECURITIZATION
Date: May 27, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $799.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV AND THE LAKES, NV
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: EDUCATION VISIT TO CITIGROUP'S CITICARDS FACILITY, INCLUDING BRIEFINGS & MEETINGS WITH BANK OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,426.81
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Purpose: STAFFERS CODEL FOR EDUCATION AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,312.02
source

Destination: BOCA RATON
Sponsor: Futures Industry Association
Purpose: INDUSTRY CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS FUTURES TRADING AND DERIVATIVES
Date: Mar 12, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,679.20
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,676.10
source


Trips traveled under the office of Jack Metcalf

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: TO DISCUSS AVIATION SAFETY TOPICS
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,040.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: American Trucking Associations
Purpose: SEMINAR AND TOURS TO DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION ISSUES AND STATUS OF TRUCKING INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $661.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Anderson.


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.