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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.

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.

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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Amy Heerink


Total cost of 7 trips: $5,407.45


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Davis

Destination: MARCH 16TH: ISSUE BRIEFINGS, EVENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS MARCH 17TH: ISSUE BRIEFING, EVENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Sponsor: THE DUTKO GROUP; UNDERWRITTEN BY ALCATEL, ACT, AT&T CABLE & WIRELESS, LEVEL 3 COMM., MICROSOFT, PEGASUS COMM, MP3. COM SAIC, VERISIGN, WINSTAR COMM, AND XO COMM.
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $588.76
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Destination: 4/19: KEYNOTE ADDRESS; 4/20: WORKSHOPS ON BROADBAND; 4/21: WORKSHOP ON BROADBAND
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON BROADBAND ISSUES
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $618.30
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Destination: AUG 13-MORNING PANELS & EVENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS AUG 14-MORNING PANELS & EVENING CONGRESSIONAL STAFF LEGISLATIVE ISSUE DINNERS; AUG 15-MORNINNG PANELS
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE ROUNDTABLE
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $420.61
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Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $787.50
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Destination: TECH POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CYBERSECURITY, ONLINE MUSIC, AND WIRELESS INTERNET ISSUES
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $657.46
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Trips traveled under the office of David Dreier

Destination: 5/4AM: WIRELESS ISSUES FORUM; 5/4PM: DONATE-A-PHONE BRIEFI
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE ISSUES DISCUSSION
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,015.93
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Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUC. TRIP ON CONTENT PIRACY
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,318.89
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* - Trips by all travelers named Amy Heerink.


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.