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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 big 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 big 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*

Dave Ebersole


Total cost of 9 trips: $11,192.06


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CTR, QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING-PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Feb 13, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,898.64
source

Destination: BIG SKY, MT.
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL BANKERS MEETING
Date: Jul 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,385.51
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT LA SUGAR CANE INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $774.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Farm Credit Council
Purpose: SPEAK & ATTEND ANNUAL MTG
Date: Jan 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,205.73
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: Enron Corporation
Purpose: STAFF BRIEFING/EDUCATION
Date: Apr 5, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,197.58
source

Destination: RALEIGH, N.C., ST. LOUIS, MEMPHIS, GREENVILLE MS, NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: COTTON INDUSTRY TOUR
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,271.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: TUCSON, AZ
Sponsor: Independent Community Bankers of America
Purpose: SPEAK TO AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
Date: Sep 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $854.60
source

Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Farm Credit of the Virginias
Purpose: VISIT ASSN'S BORROWERS/SEE WVA AGRICULTURE
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $320.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Dave Ebersole.


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 big 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.