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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*

Andrew Halataei


Total cost of 8 trips: $12,462.11


Trips traveled under the office of Randy Forbes

Destination: MEET WITH PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF PANAMA, LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, AND PRIVATE SECTOR BUSINESS LEADERS
Sponsor: Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Purpose: DISCUSS TRADE, FINANCIAL PRIVARY, FISCAL SOVEREIGNTY, AND INTERNATION TAX COMPETITION ISSUES.
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,310.00
source

Destination: MUNICH TO BRUSSELS TO BERLIN
Sponsor: Hanns Seidel Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING/CONFERENCE ON US - GERMAN RELATIONS
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,959.75
source

Destination: PORTLAND MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE CABLE INDUSTRY, IT TELEPHONY (CABLE PHONE)
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,690.46
source

Destination: UNION STATION, DC TO STAMFORD CN. PITNEY BOWES INC. HEADQUARTERS
Sponsor: Pitney Bowes Inc
Purpose: TOUR PITNEY BOWES FACILITIES AND TO DISCUSS POSTAL AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES.
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $677.00
source

Destination: DAYTONA, FL
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: TOUR DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, RACETRAK TAX DEPRECATION AND SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $822.64
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: MET WITH RECORDING INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES AND EMPLOYEES TO LEARN ABOUT THE INDUSTRY. ATTEND BRIEFINGS ON PIRACY, COPYRIGHT ISSUES, AND OTHER ISSUES AFFECTING THE INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $850.58
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO NEMACOLIN, PA
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, ALCATEL, AT&T, EARTHLINK, IDT INFINEON, MICROSOFT, SPRINT, VONAGE, WESTERN WIRELESS AND YAHOO! INC
Purpose: TECH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $828.68
source


Trips traveled under the office of Steve Largent

Destination: TAX SEMINAR
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: TAX SEMINAR
Date: Oct 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,323.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Andrew Halataei.


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.