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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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    Greater Expectations transcript

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    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 Kincaid


Total cost of 8 trips: $9,706.39


Trips traveled under the office of John Cornyn

Destination: RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA REGION (RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK)
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR TO OBTAIN A DETAILED UNDERSTANDING OF THE RESEARCH-INTENSIVE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,134.33
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Boston Scientific Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT FINDING TRIP FOCUSING ON TECHNOLOGIES, PROCEDURE & PROVIDERS IN TREATMENT ON A LESS-INVASIVE BASIS OF VARIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,937.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO TO DALLAS TO AUSTIN
Sponsor: Texas Association of City Health Centers
Purpose: COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $201.20
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TEXAS
Sponsor: ASCENSION HEALTH/SETON HEALTHCARE
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SITE VISIT-FACT FINDING TO SEE THE HEALTHCARE SAFETY NET FOR LOW-INCOME AND UNINSURED FAMILIES
Date: Oct 22, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $907.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: ALLIANCE FOR HEALTHCARE REFORM/CATHOLIC HEALTH ASS OF US
Purpose: BIPARTISAN SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH STAFF
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $229.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: CAREMARK RX, INC. & BCBSA-FEP
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SYMPOSIUM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,516.40
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Healthcare Leadership Council
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION FACT FINDING-VISIT REPRESENTATIVES FROM MULTIPLE SECTORS OF THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY AND EXPLORE A VARIETY OF TOPICS RELATING TO PUBLIC POLICY
Date: May 31, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $768.45
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TEXAS
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION FACT FINDING-INNER WORKINGS OF HIGH-TECH MANUFACTURING; IMPACT OF THE HIGH-TECH COMMUNITY ON THE AMERICAN ECONOMY AND WORKFORCE; RELATED FEDERAL POLICIES
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,013.01
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Robert Kincaid.


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.