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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*

Alan Eisenberg


Total cost of 7 trips: $12,522.01


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Greenwood

Destination: SAN DIEGO; SAN JOSE
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL (SPEAKER) AT ANNUAL CONVENTION IN SAN DIEGO
Date: Jun 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $831.50
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO & SILICON VALLEY TO VISIT BIOTECHNOLOGY FIRMS & UC-BERKELEY
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: VISIT UC BERKELEY & BIOTECHNOLOGY FIRMS
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,219.00
source

Destination: Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania
Purpose: SPEND 1 DAY W/ CLINICAL TRIALS STAFF AND 1 DAY W/ UPENN HOSPITAL
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $780.23
source

Destination: CARLSBAD/SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: ADVAMED ANNUAL MEETING; VISIT TO LOCAL HEALTH FACILITIES
Date: Mar 2, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,623.58
source

Destination: PARK CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: ADVAMED, BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP.
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT HEALTH ISSUES (REVIEW, APPROVAL, & MEDICARE PAYMENT) FOR MEDICAL DEVICES
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,245.13
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Federation of American Hospitals
Purpose: TO INTRODUCE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO MEDICARE ISSUES AFFECTING HOSPITALS OPERATIVE IN PUERTO RICO.
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,777.87
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: TO GAIN A BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MANY ISSUES FACING THE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY & MEDICAL DEVICE INDUSTRIES
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,044.70
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Alan Eisenberg.


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.