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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*

Neil Fried


Total cost of 17 trips: $21,780.72


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: ROUNDTRIP DC TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: ATTEND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS AMONG FOX EXECUTIVES AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS REGARDING BALANCING CREATIVITY AND RESPONSIBILITY IN BROADCAST CONTENT.
Date: Feb 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,274.89
source

Destination: ROUNDTRIP D.C. TO PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: DISCUSS CABLE ISSUES SUCH AS THE DTV TRANSITION, CABLE TELEPHONY, AND COMCAST'S BID FOR DISNEY WITH CABLE EXECUTIVES AND HILL STAFFERS; SEE DEMONSTRATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY.
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $901.39
source

Destination: ROUNDTRIP D.C. TO L.A.
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: MEET WITH DISNEY EXECUTIVES TO DISCUSS BROADCAST, CABLE AND INTERNET DEVELOPMENTS INVOLVING ESPN AND ABC
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,722.00
source

Destination: ROUNDTRIP D.C. TO LAS VEGAS NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: ATTEND NAB ANNUAL CONVENTION TO MEET WITH BROADCASTERS; ATTEND PANEL DISCUSSIONS; STAFF CHAIRMAN BARTON AND CHAIRMAN UPTON, ESPECIALLY ON SHVIA ISSUES; AND VIEW DEMONSTRATIONS REGARDING RADIO AND TELEVISION ISSUES, PARTICULARY THOSE RELATED TO THE DIGITAL
Date: Apr 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,033.45
source

Destination: ROUNDTRIP D.C. TO NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND NCTA ANNUAL CONVENTION TO MEET WITH CABLE OPERATORS, PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS, AND SEE DEMONSTRATIONS REGARDING DIGITAL TELEVISION AND BROADBAND.
Date: May 1, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,747.67
source

Destination: ROUND TRIP D.C. TO L.A.
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: MEET WITH CLEARCHANNEL EXECUTIVES TO DISCUSS STRUCTURE OF COMPANY, STATUS OF RADIO INDUSTRY AND CURRENT RADIO LEGISLATIVE ISSUES.
Date: May 24, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,035.11
source

Destination: D.C. TO PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: VISIT AND DISCUSS TIME WARNER VOIP SERVICE, CURRENT REGULATION, AND POTENTIAL LEGISLATION.
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $937.40
source

Destination: ROUNDTRIP D.C. TO LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW TO STAFF CHAIRMAN BARTON; MEET WITH EXECUTIVES; AND ATTEND PANNELS ON DIGITAL TELEVISION, VIDEO STREAMING, DIGITAL CONTENT PROTECTION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS REFORM
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,071.93
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: MEET WITH COMCAST CEO BRIAN ROBERTS, COMCAST CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, AND OTHER COMCAST EXECUTIVES TO DISCUSS DTV AND VIDEO IP LEGISLATION, TO LEARN HOW THEY PLAN TO PROVIDE DIGITAL TELEVISION PROGRAMMING TO THEIR ANALOG AND DIGITAL SUBSCRIBERS, AND TO D
Date: Mar 7, 2005
Expense: $262.00
source

Destination: ROUNDTRIP DC TO NYC
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: MEET WITH RECORD EXECUTIVES ABOUT DIGITAL MUSIC PIRACY AND THE FUTURE OF RADIO
Date: Mar 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $646.91
source

Destination: DC TO DENVER CO
Sponsor: SATELLITE BROADCASTING AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: DISCUSS AND VIEW SATELLITE, DIGITAL TELEVISION, AND BROADBAND SERVICES
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,150.00
source

Destination: DC TO SAN FRAN., CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS IP VIDEO AND DTV, VIEW EXHIBITS, AND PARTICIPATE ON PANEL
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,003.80
source

Destination: DC TO LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: ATTEND CONVENTION TO DISCUSS DTV AND IP VIDEO, SEE EXHIBITS, AND PARTICIPATE ON PANEL
Date: Apr 16, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $978.02
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: FACT FINDING RE 1) NEWS PRODUCTION AND 2) SPORTS PROGRAMMING
Date: Oct 29, 2003
Expense: $356.50
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES REGARDING CABLE OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMMING ISSUES, INCLUDING CABLE INVESTMENT, DIGITAL TELEVISION, BROADBAND SERVICE, AND INTERNET TELEPHONY
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,571.65
source

Destination: DC TO L.A.
Sponsor: Writers Guild of America West
Purpose: REPRESENT HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE AT SEN. MCCAIN-MODERATED ROUNDTABLE BETWEEN INDEPENDENT WRITERS AND BROADCAST NETWORKS REGARDING THE AMOUNT OF INDEPENDANT PROGRAMMING ON TV
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $979.20
source

Destination: L.A. TO VEGAS TO D.C.
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW TO MEET WITH CE AND MEDIA EXECUTIVES ABOUT THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL AND BROADBAND TELEVISION MEDIA AND TO SEE DEMONSTRATIONS OF NEW CONSUMER ELECTRONICS DEVICES
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,108.80
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Neil Fried.


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.