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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*

Greg Davis


Total cost of 8 trips: $9,572.26


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Gonzalez

Destination:
Sponsor: Providian Financial Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,763.43
source

Destination: PACIFIC NORTHWEST CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT
Sponsor: THE BOEING CO., IMMUNEX CORP., MICROSOFT CORPORATION, WASHINGTON MUTUAL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,465.60
source

Destination: SEATTLE TO SF
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: FACT FINDING - FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $754.14
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ruben Hinojosa

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: TransUnion Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING - FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT DISCUSSIONS AND TOUR OF TRANSUNION FACILITY IN PREPARATION FOR HEARINGS AND MARK UP ON LEGISLATION
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $618.37
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: Bank of America Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $938.03
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK (WALL STREET)
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING, NYSE SPECIALIST & BROKER REVIEW
Date: Jan 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $925.56
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY (WALL STREET)
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED MEMBER TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND EXPLANATION OF NYSE/SEC RULES FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $957.13
source

Destination: MEXICO CITY
Sponsor: Mexico
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STUDY TOUR TO MEXICO WITH US ASSOCIATION OF FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS RE: HR10, 9/11 COMMISSION
Date: Dec 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,150.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Greg Davis.


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.