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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*

Lisa Kelley


Total cost of 18 trips: $26,386.09


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: FLORIDA KEYS
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,300.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,360.00
source

Destination: LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $887.32
source

Destination: WICHITA, KANSAS TO DODGE CITY, KS
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: TOUR SLAUGHTER PLANT, DISCUSS FOOD SAFETY AND COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING LAWS CONCERNS
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,912.30
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: REVIEW STATE & FEDERAL COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING LAWS FOR PRODUCE
Date: Jul 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $943.50
source

Destination: SOUTH-CENTRAL IDAHO, MAGIC VALLEY, TWIN FALLS
Sponsor: FOOD PRODUCERS OF IDAHO, INC. & NATIONAL POTATO COUNCIL
Purpose: FACT FINDING/REVIEW OF FEDERAL LAWS ON PROD OF POTATOES, SUGARBEETS, SEED CROPS & DAIRY IN IDAHO
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $930.63
source

Destination: SHENANDOAH VALLEY, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: US Apple Association
Purpose: REVIEW AND TOUR OF APPLE PROCESSING & HARVESTING OPERATIONS
Date: Oct 27, 2003
Expense: $76.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: NATIONAL MEAT ASSOCIATION
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON FOOD SAFETY
Date: Feb 12, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $688.69
source

Destination: DUCK KEY, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NATIONAL TURKEY FEDERATION/NATIONAL CHICKEN COUNCIL
Purpose: TOUR HATCHERY, GROW-OUT & SLAUGHTER FACILITIES
Date: Jun 7, 2004
Expense: $50.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: TOUR OF SPECIALTY CROP PRODUCTION IN SOUTH FLORIDA; OVERVIEW OF HOMELAND SECURITY CONCERNS AT THE MIAMI AIR AND SEA PORTS; USE OF USDA'S BEAGLE BRIDAGE; AND REVIEW COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING LAWS (STATE AND FEDERAL)
Date: Aug 23, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $950.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Stenholm

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: TXU Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,616.92
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
Purpose: SPEECH/FACT FINDING
Date: Dec 2, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $421.49
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA; YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $844.50
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN & TRAVEL WITHIN JAPAN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $7,230.00
source

Destination: DC TO NY
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 22, 2001
Expense: $415.00
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, TAHOE CITY, MURPHY'S RIVER DELTA
Sponsor: Northern California Power Agency
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,463.74
source

Destination: SANTA FE, NM
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,696.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Lisa Kelley.


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.