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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*

G William Hoagland


Total cost of 15 trips: $10,418.18


Trips traveled under the office of Pete Domenici

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Alliance for Health Reform
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE SEMINAR ON HEALTH POLICY
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $125.00
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: 2000 CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE BUDGET OFFICES
Purpose: SPEECH ON THE FEDERAL BUDGET FY2001
Date: Apr 15, 2000
Expense: $804.80
source

Destination: BRUSSELS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SPEECH BEFORE ASPEN INSTITUTE BERLIN WORKSHOP; "REDEFINING EU-US TRADE RELATIONS: SEEKING A NEW CONSENSUS"
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $975.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: SPEAK AT A BREAKFAST ON THE 11TH AND MEETING W/ ROBERT RUBIN
Date: Dec 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $551.32
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Alliance for Health Reform
Purpose: ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL STAFF RETREAT "HEALTH POLICY 2001: PARTISANSHIP OR PROGRESS?"
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: WEST POINT, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON RAIL COMPETITION, REGULATION & THE FINANCIAL CONDITION OF THE INDUSTRY, MODAL EQUITY, SOCIAL COSTS AND BENEFITS, AND THE ROLE OF RAIL IN FUTURE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $695.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BERLIN, PARIS
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES RELATING TO ECONOMICS & BUDGETS OF EU COUNTRIES, NATO, SECURITY ISSUES, AND BROAD FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES. ARRIVAL IN BERLIN ON MORNING OF 1/10/01. POST BREAKFAST JANUARY 17 AT MR. HOAGLAND'S PERSONAL EXPENSE. APPROVED BY ETHICS COMMIT
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $3,022.11
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD RESORT; HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE & SPEAK
Date: Aug 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $620.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSION OF FEDERAL BUDGET IN "PROGRAM FOR NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS OF CONGRESS"
Date: Dec 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $481.50
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bill Frist

Destination: GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL GOP CONFERENCE, PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,094.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: National League of Cities
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Dec 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $485.45
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: PRESENTATION ON BUDGET AND SOCIAL SECURITY
Date: Apr 19, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $414.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASS.
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SPRING EXERCISE BRIEFINGS - KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT
Date: May 5, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $405.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASS.
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SPRING EXERCISE BRIEFINGS - KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT
Date: May 19, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $405.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named G William Hoagland.


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.