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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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    Greater Expectations transcript

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    A teacher loses faith in the Common Core

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  • 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*

Earnest Goule


Total cost of 11 trips: $11,959.46


Trips traveled under the office of Collin Peterson

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-CHICAGO, IL TRAVELED TO 6 FOOD PROCESSING PLANTS IN CHICAGO AREA
Sponsor: NFPA, ALTRIA, DEL MONTE, WORKA
Purpose: TO SEE AND LEARN ABOUT PROCESSED FOODS AND FOOD SAFETY
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,096.00
source

Destination: FARGO. TOURED SUGAR BEET FARMS, PILLING STATIONS, AND SUGAR PROCESSING PLANTS
Sponsor: American Crystal Sugar Co
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY FROM FIELD TO TABLE
Date: Sep 25, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $769.79
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Holstein Association USA
Purpose: FAIR ADVISORY BOARD IN REGARD TO THE NATION ANIMAL ID PROGRAM AND STATUS, WHERE TO GO FROM HERE AND LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Date: Oct 9, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,081.24
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS-THIBADAWY, LA
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT SUGAR CANE PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, MARKETING, TRADE AND DISTRIBUTION AND RAW SUGAR ALLOTMENTS
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $833.50
source

Destination: DCA TO PUERTO RICO-PONCE, PUERTO RICO TO FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: TO VISIT WINTER NURSERIES OF AG CHEM COMPANIES WHERE THEY DEVELOP PEST & DESIASE PESISTANT VARATIES AS WELL AS THE TROPICAL USDA RESEARCH CENTER
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,220.90
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE TO WEST PALM BEACH TO DCA
Sponsor: SUGAR CANE LEAGUE, FLORIDA, HAWAII, TEXAS
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE SUGAR INDUSTRY IN FLORIDA, PRODUCTION, PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION. AS WELL AS ENVIRONMMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.48
source

Destination: TURIS, TUNISIA STAYED IN PARIS, FRANCE JULY 1-5 ON PERSONAL EXPENSE
Sponsor: NATIONAL DRY BEAN COUNCIL
Purpose: TO LEARN HOW THE WORLD FOOD AID PROGRAM OPERATES LEGISLATIVE IMPACTS AND THE FUNCTION OF THE PARTICIPATING COOPREATIVES
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $2,589.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: AGRICULTURE PORT INSPECTION, AIRPORT CUSTOMS FOR AGRICULTURAL GOODS, AND EVERGLADE CONSERVATION
Date: Aug 20, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $976.88
source

Destination: MSP-BORSE, ID-DCA
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES THAT AFFECT THE SWEETNER INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,309.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Tanner

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATION ON BURLEY TOBACCO AND ECONOMIC IMPACT ON KY
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $459.05
source

Destination: ST. PAUL TRAVEL TO LODGE
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: TO LEARN THE BENEFITS OF ETHANOL AND OTHER USES OF CORN. FARM BILL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $727.62
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Earnest Goule.


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.