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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

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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*

Gerald Couri


Total cost of 9 trips: $8,440.79


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination:
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose:
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,028.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON PANEL AND OTHER DISCUSSIONS REGARDING ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING PROPOSALS
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $358.62
source


Trips traveled under the office of Paul Gillmor

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Integrated Waste Services Association
Purpose: EXAMINE THE ROLE OF WASTE TO ENERGY POWER PLANTS IN PROVIDING ENERGY AND REMOVING WASTE STREAMS
Date: Feb 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,560.00
source

Destination: TRUMBULL, CT & NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: FACT-FINDING ON MARKETS
Date: Nov 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $935.20
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: FOOD MARKETING INSTITUTE/GROCERY MANUFACTURERS OF AMERICA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $780.08
source

Destination: ENCLOSED
Sponsor: Electric Power Supply Association
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION
Date: May 31, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $793.95
source

Destination: MBS MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Dow Chemical Co
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND DISCUSSION ON CHEMICAL TESTING, SAFETY, AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $767.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: American Petroleum Institute
Purpose: SPEECH ON CONGRESSIONAL EFFORT AS IT RELATES TO LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
Date: Oct 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $890.94
source

Destination: THE WILLIAMSBURG LODGE, COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $327.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Gerald Couri.


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.