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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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Trips by*

J Jonathan Jones


Total cost of 14 trips: $20,201.24


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Carper

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,676.96
source

Destination: AIRLIE, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: 2002 SENATE STAFF RETREAT WITH THE DLC
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $370.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: THE DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,722.86
source

Destination: AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER-WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: THE DLC 2003 AIRLIE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $391.17
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
Purpose: DISCUSS THE COMPREHENSIVE EVERGLADES RESTORATION PROJECT, INTERNATIONAL GAME FISHING, AND THE STATUS OF THE CORAL REEFS
Date: Apr 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $933.88
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC STAFF RETREAT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,358.63
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: ITI'S CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,130.00
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SENATE STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,547.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: POLITICAL MEETINGS AND LUNCH WITH SECURITIES COMPANIES
Date: Mar 18, 2004
Expense: $365.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,171.68
source

Destination: PONTE VEDRA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Railway Supply Institute
Purpose: RSI SPRING LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,826.54
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO DISCUSS RECENT POLICY DEVELOPMENTS IN CONGRESS & TO DISCUSS PROSPECTS FOR UPCOMING 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,112.00
source

Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: GAVE A SPEECH AS A GUEST LECTURER
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $843.71
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,751.31
source



* - Trips by all travelers named J Jonathan Jones.


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.