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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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.

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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.

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Trips by*

Karin Hope


Total cost of 17 trips: $32,241.21


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Ramstad

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Employee-Owned S Corporation of America
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 22, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,342.00
source

Destination: SUN VALLEY, ID
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: SPEAK AT SEMINAR
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,289.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: ATTEND AND ADDRESS CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $717.95
source

Destination: STOCKHOLM AND OSKARSHAMN, SWEDEN, PARIS, CHERBOURG AND AVIGNON, FRANCE.
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $4,025.90
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Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Employee-Owned S Corporation of America
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,325.00
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Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT SEMINAR
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,799.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: SPEAK AT PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,075.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: ATTEND & SPEAK AT ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $969.14
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: SPEAK AT AND ATTEND ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $568.00
source

Destination: PARK CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Pension Reform Action Committee
Purpose: SPEAK AT AND ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,890.00
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND; EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; MEETING WITH GOVERNMENT & BUSINESS OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $5,977.22
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Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: EDUCATION ON BOND MARKET
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.70
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Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Employee-Owned S Corporation of America
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,133.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: SPEAK AT AND ATTEND CONFERENCE ON TAX POLICY
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $957.00
source

Destination: MUNICH, HEIDELBERG, HAMBURG AND BERLIN, GERMANY TO PRAGUE, CZECH
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 25, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $4,508.51
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Sponsor: University of Minnesota
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $900.70
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON TAX POLICY
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,057.59
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* - Trips by all travelers named Karin Hope.


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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.