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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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.

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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.

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Trips by*

Patricia Deloatche


Total cost of 14 trips: $16,609.99


Trips traveled under the office of Orrin Hatch

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Catholic Health Association and affiliates
Purpose: TO ATTEND ANNUAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE FOR SENIOR HILL STAFF REGARDING RANGE OF ISSUES INCLUDING MEDICARE REFORM
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $225.00
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Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE COUNCIL ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HEALTH SYSTEM CHANGE'S 7TH ANNUAL PRINCETON CONFERENCE TOPIC ACCESS TO PHARMACEUTICALS
Date: May 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $511.58
source

Destination: PARIS AND SOUTHERN FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP WAS TO EDUCATE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF ON THE BENEFITS AND COST EFFECTIVENESS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,702.00
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Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Alliance for Health Reform
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON MAJOR HEALTH ISSUES BEFORE 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $187.00
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Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc
Purpose: TO SERVE ON A PANEL (FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS) TO DISCUSS THE DRUG PRICE COMPETITION AND PATENT TERM RESTORATION ACT OF 1984
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $560.00
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Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: IMMUNEX, TARGETED GENETICS AND FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER CENTER
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP IS TO MEET WITH BIOLOGICAL INDUSTRY LEADERS TO DISCUSS SPECIFIC LEGISLATION BEFORE CONGRESS THAT IMPACTS THE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.89
source

Destination: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Sponsor: Brandeis University
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE THAT WILL EXPLORE WAYS TO CONTAIN HEALTH CARE SPENDING
Date: Jun 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $484.00
source

Destination: THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: WellPoint Health Networks
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP DESIGNED TO EDUCATE STAFF ON VARIOUS COMPONENTS OF HEALTH CARE NETWORKS ESPECIALLY PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE FOR BENEFICIARIES
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,194.00
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Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Catholic Health Association and affiliates
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE FOR 2004
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $174.00
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Destination: KEY WEST AND MIAMI FLORIDA
Sponsor: American College Of Gastroenterology Inc
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP IS TO EDUCATE STAFF ABOUT COLORECTAL CANCER AND SCREENING TESTS CURRENTLY COVERED BY THE MEDICARE PROGRAM
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,360.93
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: TO STUDY THE BIOTECH AND OTHER HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
Date: May 24, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,519.36
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY; WILLINGBORO, NH; FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO VISIT THE MEDCO FACILITIES IN WILLINGBORO AND FRANKLIN LAKES, NH
Date: Dec 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,392.92
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Catholic Health Association and affiliates
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 2005 HEALTH POLICY MEETING FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $164.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF TRIP IS TO HAVE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT BIOTECH MANUFACTURING FACILITIES AND EDUCATE STAFF ON BENEFITS OF NEW, CUTTING EDGE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,749.31
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* - Trips by all travelers named Patricia Deloatche.


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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.