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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*

Shayne Gill


Total cost of 11 trips: $15,904.29


Trips traveled under the office of Spencer Bachus

Destination: MONTREAL, QUEBEC CANADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: THE HOTEL THAYER, WEST POINT, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Purpose: RAILROAD CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $695.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Date: Aug 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $805.31
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: SEMINAR: SAFETY & SECURITY POST 9/11
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,119.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TEA-21 REAUTHORIZATION & RAILROAD INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $736.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FINANCIAL HEALTH OF AVIATION INDUSTRY, AVIATION SECURITY
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,339.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO DISCUSS AVIATION ISSUES, REGIONAL AIRLINES, FINANCIAL HEALTH AND FUTURE CONSOLIDATION
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Destination: DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: TO TOUR INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY AT DAYTONA AND TO LEARN ABOUT TAX TREATMENT OF ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEXER.
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $822.64
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FL./WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: AVIATION SAFETY ALLIANCE LEARNING FROM DISASTER: AN INSIDE LOOK AT AVIATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND ITS LINK TO IMPROVED SAFETY.
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,150.80
source

Destination: WHITEFISH, MT TO SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: May 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,147.54
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC- TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 6, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,500.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Shayne Gill.


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.