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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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  • 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*

Shahira Knight


Total cost of 10 trips: $10,446.89


Trips traveled under the office of William Thomas

Destination:
Sponsor: Fidelity Investments
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,252.00
source

Destination: SESSION FORM 2003 LOS ANGELES BENEFITS CONFERENCE
Sponsor: American Society of Pension Actuaries
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT PENSION CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,370.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON PENSION AND DEFERRED COMPENSATION PANEL
Date: Mar 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,659.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE ROLE OF TAX-EXEMPT BONDS IN FINANCING HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $805.70
source

Destination: ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF COURSE, GAINESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: ECONOMIC POLICY RETREAT
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $377.39
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: TAX COUNCIL'S LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE; I SPOKE ON THE PENSION PANEL
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,359.00
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE RESORT AND CLUB AVENTURA, FLA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SIA'S ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE; I SPOKE ON THE TAX PANEL
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,495.80
source

Destination: HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL-THE BARCLAY NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Wall Street Tax Association
Purpose: WSTA'S ANNUAL GOVERNMENT SEMINAR
Date: Oct 25, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $702.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NATIONAL CHAMBER FOUNDATION AND THE AMERICAN BENEFITS INSTITUTE
Purpose: SPOKE ON CONGRESSIONAL PANEL AT THE CONGRESSIONAL PENSION REFORM RETREAT AND PARTICIPATED IN OTHER PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ANNUAL BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Shahira 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.