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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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  • 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*

Patricia Knight


Total cost of 15 trips: $16,461.27


Trips traveled under the office of Orrin Hatch

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Catholic Health Association and affiliates
Purpose: TO ATTEND ANNUAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE FOR SENIOR HILL STAFF REGARDING RANGE OF ISSUES INCLUDING MEDICARE REFORM
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $225.00
source

Destination: PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: Council on Health Care Economics and Policy
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINAR ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS
Date: May 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $435.38
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Alliance for Health Reform
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON MAJOR HEALTH ISSUES BEFORE 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $187.00
source

Destination: THOUSAND OAKS, CA
Sponsor: WellPoint Health Networks
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINAR FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO ADDRESS ISSUES BEFORE THE 107TH CONGRESS SUCH AS MANAGED CARE, MEDICARE DRUG COVERAGE, ANTITRUST EXEMPTION & UNISSUES
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,080.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: VISIT MERCK-MEDCO'S AUTOMATED PHARMACY TO LEARN HOW MANAGED PHARMACEUTICAL CARE PROGRAMS IMPROVE PATIENT CARE BEFORE HEALTH COSTS AND NOW THEY PLAY A ROLE IN ANY PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT FOR THE MEDICARE POP
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,240.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY; SEATTLE WASHINGTON; REDMOND, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE OFFICIAL PRODUCT LAUNCH OF MICROSOFT OFFICE XP IN NEW YORK CITY; GAIN FIRST-HAND INFORMATION ON THE INNOVATIONS TAKING PLACE AT MICROSOFT; AND PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS WITH MICROSOFT EXECUTIVES
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source

Destination: BELGIUM
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
Purpose: TO VISIT A STATE-OF-THE-ART VACCINE MANUFACTURING FACILITY, AND TO DISCUSS VACCINE SHORTAGE, SAFETY WORLD HEALTH, AND BIOTERRORISM POLICY ISSUES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,947.71
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: NATIONAL NUTRITIONAL FOODS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: ADDRESS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ATTEND THE NATIONAL NUTRITION FOODS ASSN. ANNUAL CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW
Date: Jun 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $983.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Healthcare Leadership Council
Purpose: TO PROVIDE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF WITH A MULTI-SECTOR VIEW OF THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,499.00
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $389.00
source

Destination: KEY WEST AND MIAMI FLORIDA
Sponsor: American College Of Gastroenterology Inc
Purpose: THE PURPOSE IS TO EDUCATE STAFF ABOUT COLORECTAL CANCER AND SCREENING TESTS CURRENTLY COVERED BY THE MEDICARE PROGRAM
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,518.09
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: PHARMAVITE INC
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AARP ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Oct 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,025.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING STAFF TRIP ON THE BIOMEDICAL INDUSTRY IN CALIFORNIA
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,869.09
source

Destination: WHITE SULFER SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ATTEND THE BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFFS RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Patricia Knight.


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.