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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*

David Goldenberg


Total cost of 6 trips: $14,094.59


Trips traveled under the office of Alcee Hastings

Destination: 1 EVENING IN CLEWISTON, FL; 1 NIGHT IN WEST PALM BEACH, FL; BUS FOR TRANSPORTATION
Sponsor: United States Sugar Corporation
Purpose: MEET & VISIT W/ SUGARCANE FARMERS; VISIT FIELDS & VIEW SUGARCANE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH FLORIDA
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $840.00
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Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL - ORLANDO, FL - KEY WEST, FL
Sponsor: FLORIDA MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION (FMEA) AND THE FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY (FMPA)
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT PUBLIC POWER IN GENERAL AND SPECIFICALLY ABOUT FLORIDA'S COMMUNITY OWNED ELECTRIC UTILITIES.
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $3,171.00
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: ATTEND ASPEN INSTITUTE OF BERLIN SEMINAR ON OIL AND ENERGY.
Date: Sep 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,290.51
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: DISCUSS TRADE, DEFENSE, AND HOMELAND SECURITY AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND SINGAPORE.
Date: Dec 6, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,047.80
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL-FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Seminole Tribe of Florida
Purpose: GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $255.00
source

Destination: NEWARK, NJ-TEL AVIV, ISRAEL-JERUSALEM, ISRAEL-NEWARK, NJ
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: TO MEET WITH ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS US ROLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Date: Jul 3, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,490.28
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Goldenberg.


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.