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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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.

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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.

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Trips by*

Kevin Macmillan


Total cost of 15 trips: $18,791.30


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: MEETINGS FROM AUGUST 30TH AND 31ST ON FHLB
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $920.79
source

Destination: CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL BANKING ISSUES
Sponsor: Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 26, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $850.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHI. STOCK EXCHANGE, CHI. BOARD OF TRADE,CHI. OPTIONS EXCHANGE
Purpose: EXAMINE THE FINANCIAL MARKETS LOCATED IN CHICAGO
Date: Feb 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $553.12
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: WTO MEETINGS ON TRADE IN SERVICES
Date: May 24, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,274.72
source

Destination: CONFERENCE AND TOUR OF PROCESSING FACILITIES
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: CITI CARDS CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: ASHVILLE NC
Sponsor: Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Purpose: SPEAK ON THE AGENDA OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE
Date: May 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,353.12
source

Destination: HOMESTEAD
Sponsor: NORTHWEST GEORGIA BANK
Purpose: ADDRESS THE NORTHWEST GEORGIA BANK BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Date: Aug 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $419.55
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $977.22
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANKS OF SEATTLE, SAN FRANCISCO, PITTSBURGH, AND ATLANTA
Purpose: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,312.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO NEW YORK, N.Y.
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: SECONDARY MARKET BRIEFING
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $962.87
source

Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
Purpose: BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,398.98
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINARE
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,311.05
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
Purpose: SEMINARE
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $716.00
source

Destination: PARK CITY
Sponsor: Mortgage Bankers Association of America
Purpose: MIDWINTER EXECUTIVE HOUSING CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,380.08
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO
Sponsor: Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jun 3, 2005
Expense: $761.80
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kevin Macmillan.


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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.