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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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  • 09.02.14

    Teachers embrace the Common Core

    Teachers in Reno, Nevada, were skeptical of the Common Core at first. But they have embraced the new standards as a way to bring better education to students who are struggling in school -- and to kids who are ahead.
  • 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 |
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

  • 09.02.14

    Teachers embrace the Common Core

    Teachers in Reno, Nevada, were skeptical of the Common Core at first. But they have embraced the new standards as a way to bring better education to students who are struggling in school -- and to kids who are ahead.
  • 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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Sam Geduldig


Total cost of 11 trips: $20,603.48


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: STAFF SPEAKING PANELS
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,527.92
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: REPUBLICAN RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE RESORT, AVENTURA, FLA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL BRIEFING
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,836.77
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,360.52
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,287.49
source


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination:
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,011.60
source

Destination: INSTINET HEADQUARTERS EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $890.99
source

Destination: NASDAQ STAFF EDUCATION TRIP
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: STAFF EDUCATION
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $865.11
source

Destination: HOTEL & CASINO TOURS & MEETINGS - YUCCA MOUNTAIN LEGISLATION
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: STAFF EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,449.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE MEETINGS - EDUCATION
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: STAFF EDUCATION
Date: Feb 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,966.37
source

Destination: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: STAFF EDUCATION
Date: Apr 18, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,511.71
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Sam Geduldig.


American RadioWorks |
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

  • 09.02.14

    Teachers embrace the Common Core

    Teachers in Reno, Nevada, were skeptical of the Common Core at first. But they have embraced the new standards as a way to bring better education to students who are struggling in school -- and to kids who are ahead.
  • 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.