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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*

Karen Feather


Total cost of 8 trips: $5,690.14


Trips traveled under the office of Paul Kanjorski

Destination: BURLINGTON, VERMONT
Sponsor: Vermont Credit Union League
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER FOR SPEECH BEFORE VCUL'S ANNUAL MEETING AND CONVENTION
Date: May 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $933.16
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MBR. FOR HIS PARTICIPATION IN POLICY CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS OF E-GOVERNMENT
Date: Jun 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $99.18
source

Destination: TO & FROM BOCA RESORT & CLUB - THE PALMS, MIAMI BEACH FLA
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MBR TO SPEECH TO FUTURE INDUSTRY ASSOC'S CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2002
Expense: $250.16
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: TOURS OF ALL THREE FACILITIES
Date: Oct 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,794.49
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER FOR RINGING OF OPENING BELL AND TOUR OF TRADING FLOOR
Date: Nov 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $507.54
source

Destination: New York City, NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: To learn more about the Stock Exchange and their issues before Congress and the SEC, including Reg NMS
Date: Mar 5, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $929.06
source

Destination: New York City, NY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: Accompany Member for his address to Executive Committee of The Bond Market Association regarding pending legislation
Date: May 9, 2005
Expense: $541.94
source

Destination: New York City, NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: Briefings by and discussions with senior NYSE executives on current issues affecting the capital markets
Date: Sep 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $634.61
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Karen Feather.


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.