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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*

Mark Anderson


Total cost of 14 trips: $21,476.30


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: SEE ATTACHED SHEET
Sponsor: National Association of Convenience Stores
Purpose: OIL REFINING AND CONVENIENCE STORE OPERATIONS
Date: Apr 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $531.98
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (YUCCA MOUNTAIN)
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE PROPOSED NUCLEAR WASTE DEPOSITORY SITE AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,239.83
source

Destination: NEW YORK, CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO OBSERVE TRADING AND PARTICIPATE IN SIMULATED TRAINING ON THE FLOOR OF THE NYSE. ATTENDED NUMEROUS SEMINARS AND LECTURES ON THE WORKINGS OF THE NYSE AND TO DISCUSS IMPORTANT ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE NEW PROPOSED "PASS THROUGH" REGULATION BY THE SEC
Date: Jan 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $981.15
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE ISSUES SURROUNDING THE TELECOM INDUSTRY FOR THE 108TH CONGRESS AND THE UPCOMING 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,289.20
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO TOUR VARIOUS NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, DISCUSS ISSUES WITH ENERGY DE FRANCE (FRENCH STATE OWNED POWER COMPANY) AND PARTICIPATE IN TWO PANELS PERTAINING TO THE FUTURE OF NUCLEAR POWER IN WESTERN EUROPE AS WELL AS IN FRANCE
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,593.19
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: TO DISCUSS NATURAL GAS TRADING IN A SPOT MARKET ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $782.93
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH EXECUTIVES OF CBS TELEVISION AND PARAMOUNT STUDIOS TO DISCUSS DECENCEY LEGISLATION AS WELL AS THE TRANSITION TO DIGITAL TELEVISION
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,605.40
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS THE UPCOMING ISSUES FOR THE 1ST SESSION OF THE 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES PERTAINING TO BROADCAST FLAG, DECENCY, AND PIRACY. ALSO, THE TRIP INVOLVED AND OVERVIEW OF NEWS CORPORATION'S VARIOUS BUSINESSES AS WELL AS INSIGHT INTO THEIR FUTURE PLANS FOR BOTH MOVIES AND TELEVISION
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Darrell Issa

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP-NEW YORK
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: DISCUSS ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE CABLE TELEVISION INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,537.28
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO DISCUSS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES AND ATTEND THE CEA SHOW
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,251.29
source


Trips traveled under the office of Lee Terry

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: ELECTRICAL DEREGULATION SEMINAR
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,312.44
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: DETROIT EDISON, DUKE ENERGY, FIRST ENERGY, NORTHEAST UTILITIES, PUBLICSERVICE ELECTRIC GAS, SOUTHERN COMPANY
Purpose: DISCUSSION ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION
Date: Aug 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $307.61
source


Trips traveled under the office of Paul David Wellstone

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: MARK J ANDERSON
Purpose: ATTEND THE TRIBUNAL OF OPINION (HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION)
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $413.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Mark 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.