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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*

Robert Holste


Total cost of 15 trips: $39,305.88


Trips traveled under the office of Philip English

Destination: CAPE COD, MA
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,966.50
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose:
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,055.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: VISIT NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES
Date: Dec 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $4,922.90
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $479.00
source

Destination: TUCZON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,646.77
source

Destination: SUN VALLEY
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,403.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $6,329.52
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,060.75
source

Destination: BONITA SPRINGS, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,225.48
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Singapore International Foundation
Purpose: TRADE TRIP-INTERNATIONAL TRADE ISSUES/POLICY
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $6,762.29
source

Destination: YUCCA MT.
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $992.00
source

Destination: SUN VALLEY, ID
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN TAX SEMINAR
Date: Feb 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,180.90
source

Destination: SUN VALLEY, ID
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN TAX SEMINAR
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,180.90
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,729.12
source

Destination: HANOI-LAM DONG-HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM-CAMBODIA
Sponsor: US-Vietnam Trade Council
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELGATION FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $5,371.25
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Robert Holste.


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.