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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*

Andrew Kugler


Total cost of 13 trips: $18,239.60


Trips traveled under the office of Zoe Lofgren

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TO ATTEND PRESENTATIONS AND MEETINGS WITH TOP EXECUTIVES OF NEWS CORPORATION
Date: May 29, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,258.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 8, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,076.34
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ACT, AT&T, AT&T WIRELESS, INFINEON, LEVEL (3) COMMUNICATIONS, MICROSOFT, TELCORDIA, SBCA, SPRINT AND UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
Purpose: TO ATTEND TECHNOLOGY POLICY CONFERENCE AND SPEAK ON PANEL REGARDING COPYRIGHT LEGISLATION.
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $334.34
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $599.00
source

Destination: OAKLAND
Sponsor: YAHOO AND EBAY
Purpose: TO ATTEND PRESENTATIONS AND MEETINGS WITH TOP EXECUTIVES AT YAHOO AND EBAY
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,935.01
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ATTEND PRESENTATIONS AND MEETINGS WITH CABLE EXECUTIVES
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,663.15
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND TIA SPRING POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $752.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ATTEND NCTA NATIONAL TRADE SHOW AND MEET WITH EXECUTIVES FROM THE CABLE, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, TELEVISION, SATELLITE, AND COMPUTER INDUSTRIES
Date: Apr 29, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,402.33
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TO MEET WITH TOP EXECUTIVES OF NEWS CORPORATION. MEETINGS WILL ADDRESS DIGITAL TV TRANSITION, PROGRAMMING, AND RELATED ISSUES.
Date: May 22, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,055.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: AT&T Corporation
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE COMPETITIVE TELECOM LANDSCAPE WITH AT&T EXECUTIVES
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.45
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW.
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,596.68
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: ACT, ALCATEL, AT&T, EARTHLINK, IDT INFINEON, MICROSOFT, SPRING, VONAGE, WESTERN WIRELESS, AND YAHOO!
Purpose: TO ATTEND TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS ISSUES BEFORE THE 109TH CONGRESS, INCLUDE A REWRITE OF THE 1996 TELECOM ACT, VOIP, AND BROADBAND POLICY
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $883.23
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ATTEND NCTA NATIONAL SHOW
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,979.07
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Andrew Kugler.


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.