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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*

Donald Auerbach


Total cost of 15 trips: $17,103.79


Trips traveled under the office of Carolyn Maloney

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE FIRST HAND IN A LEARNING CONFERENCE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES ISSUES
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,936.17
source

Destination: NYC, DC
Sponsor: NASDAQ/SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOC.
Purpose:
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,011.60
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Providian Financial Corporation
Purpose:
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
source

Destination: NY CITY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: REVIEW NASDAQ MARKET TRADING SYSTEMS FIRSTHAND
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $865.11
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO OBSERVE FIRSTHAND THE OPERATIONS OF THE NYSE
Date: Mar 22, 2002
Expense: $950.97
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: POLICY SESSIONS WITH ACTUARIES AND NEW YORK STATE INSURANCE COMM.
Date: May 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $935.00
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: OBSERVE FIRSTHAND THE LAUNCH OF TABLET PC
Date: Nov 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,431.83
source

Destination: LAKES, NW
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: OBSERVE AN OPERATING CREDIT CARD PROCESSING PLANT
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Options Clearing Corporation
Purpose: OBSERVE OPTIONS TRADING AT THE PACIFIC STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,282.41
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: TOUR BOSTON AFFORDABLE HOUSING SITE AND DISCUSS HOME LOAN ISSUES
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,179.22
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: TOUR ECN FACILITIES AND GAIN HANDS ON EXPERIENCE ABOUT SECURITIES TRADING
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $711.42
source

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Purpose: REVIEW FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK FIRSTHAND AND REVIEW BANK POLICIES
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $760.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: MEET FIRSTHAND WITH SECURITIES REGULATORY
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,343.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: LEARN NYSE OPERATIONS FIRSTHAND
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $875.68
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON SECONDARY MARKET ISSUES
Date: Mar 22, 2004
Expense: $181.38
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Donald Auerbach.


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.