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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*

David Malech


Total cost of 11 trips: $27,273.20


Trips traveled under the office of Kevin Brady

Destination: NICARAGUA
Sponsor: Luis R Cerna/Univ of Mobile Nicaragua
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $940.00
source

Destination: MOROCCO
Sponsor: United States-Morroco Council on Trade and Investment
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,585.00
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Baylor University
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,798.00
source

Destination: BRAZIL
Sponsor: Brazil-US Business Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,842.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: Reliant Energy Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $439.31
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,891.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: Atlantic Council of the United States
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $1,468.00
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: THE DOMINICAN ASSOCIATION OF FREE ZONE INDUSTRIES AND THE NATIONAL FREE ZONE COUNCIL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 20, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,025.20
source

Destination: DAYTONA, FL
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $822.64
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: TRADE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,037.05
source

Destination: EL SALVADOR - GUATEMALA
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,425.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Malech.


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.