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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*

Sampak Garg


Total cost of 8 trips: $12,332.29


Trips traveled under the office of John Conyers

Destination: LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,800.95
source

Destination: 2/22 DULLES TO SFO 2/23 TOUR OF GENERTECH
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,342.35
source

Destination: DULLES-SAN FRANCISCO-PALO ALTO-MONTEREY
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,712.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Vanguard Media
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON PAYOLA IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AT RADIO INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: May 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $706.50
source

Destination: SFO
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: FACT-FINDING ON BIOTECH INDUSTRY: PATENT LAWS, STEM CELL RESEARCH, ETC.
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,683.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL-NEW ORLEANS-DC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RE: CABLE AND BROADCAST TELEVISION ISSUES (SHVIA)
Date: May 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,493.21
source

Destination: DCA, LAS VEGAS, IAD
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY BRIEFINGS/DISCUSSIONS - FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,923.83
source

Destination: ASPEN
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON COPYRIGHT POLICY
Date: Aug 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,670.45
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Sampak Garg.


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.