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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

  • 08.29.14

    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*

Chris Mccannell


Total cost of 24 trips: $75,997.47


Trips traveled under the office of Joseph Crowley

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE/MERRILL LYNCH
Purpose: STAFF FRESHMAN DELEGATION TO NYSE
Date: Jan 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $733.00
source

Destination: UNITED NATION, NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: MEET WITH UN LEADERS INCLUDING DIRECTOR OF UNFDA/UNDF AND WEGG AMBASSADORS
Date: Jan 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $479.25
source

Destination: DC-NEW YORK-JOHANNESBURG-MALAWI
Sponsor: POPULATION ACTION INTERNATIONAL, US COMMITTEE FOR UNFPA
Purpose: VISIT HIV/AIDS, FAMILY PLANNING, CHILD SURVIVAL
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (11 days)
Expense: $12,433.44
source

Destination: BERLIN, DRESDEN, PRAGUE
Sponsor: Konrad Adenauer Foundation
Purpose: MEETING WITH GERMAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL ON EASTERN EUROPE/EU INTEGRATION
Date: Dec 2, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,580.16
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - NEW DELHI - BOMBAY - BANGLADESH - DC
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL MEETINGS WITH INDIAN LEADERS
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $5,952.64
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - FT. LANDERDALE - NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: TRAVEL WITH MEMBER FOR A SPEECH
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $294.09
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - BEIJING - SHANGHAI - HONG KONG
Sponsor: US - ASIC INSTITUTE, (PART OF FULLBRIGHT PROGRAM) BETTER HONG KONG FOUNDATION
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL VISIT TO MEET WITH CHINESE OFFICIALS AND AMERICAN COMPANIES
Date: Aug 4, 2001 (15 days)
Expense: $9,000.00
source

Destination: CYPRUS
Sponsor: International Coordinating Committee Justice for Cyprus
Purpose: TO ATTEND ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON CYPRUS
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,985.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: AT&T Corporation
Purpose: VISIT GROUND ZERO AND SEE TELECOMMUNICATIONS RE-BUILDING
Date: Oct 19, 2001
Expense: $277.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK-DHAKA, BANGLADESH
Sponsor: BANGLADESH ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE, AND, BANGLADESH GARMENT MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO DISCUSS TRADE ISSUES AND TO VISIT BANGLADESHI GARMENT INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,225.00
source

Destination: TRUMBALL, CT-NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: VISIT NASDAQ, LEARN ABOUT NASDAQ STOCK MARKET
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $886.65
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ASSET BACKED SECURITIES
Date: May 29, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $799.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF US SINGAPORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT-US-ASEAN INIATIVE
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $7,081.44
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: TO VIEW THE OPENING OF NASDAQ AND LEARN ABOUT FINANCIAL MARKETS
Date: Mar 14, 2003
Expense: $309.64
source

Destination: DOHA, QATAR-BOMBAY, INDIA-NEW DELHI, INDIA
Sponsor: ISLAMIC FREE MARKET FOUNDATION/UNIVERSITY OF QATAR
Purpose: CONFERENCE IN DOHA ON FREE TRADE
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $9,219.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: VISIT MICROSOFT CAMPUS, MEETINGS WITH MICROSOFT EXECUTIVES
Date: May 29, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,998.43
source

Destination: VIENNA, AUSTRIA(PERSONAL) - YEREVAN, AREMENIA
Sponsor: Armenian National Committee
Purpose: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, MEET WITH ACADEMICS, VISIT US AID PROJECTS IN EARTHQUAKE DESTRUCTION ZONE
Date: Aug 3, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,077.77
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, INDIA-HYDERABAD, INDIA-MUMBAI, INDIA-DHAKA, BANGLADESH
Sponsor: INDIA (7 DAYS IN COUNTRY) CONFEDERATION OF INDIAN INDUSTRIES BANGLADESH (4 DAYS IN COUNTRY) FEDERATION OF BANGLADESHI CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Purpose: DELEGATION VISIT TO INDIA TO MEET WITH POLITICAL AND BUSINESS
Date: Jan 1, 2004 (15 days)
Expense: $9,199.59
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: VISIT NYSE WITH A DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO LEARN ABOUT EQUITY MARKETS
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $462.42
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Association of Advertising Agencies
Purpose: TO VISIT A NEW YORK CITY ADVERTISING AGENCY AND DISCUSS PUBLIC POLICY
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $638.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-CHICAGO, IL-NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Financial Services Roundtable
Purpose: TO STAFF THE MEMBER OF CONGRESS FOR A SPEECH BEFORE THE HOUSING POLICY COUNCIL
Date: May 21, 2004
Expense: $178.20
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $5,334.38
source

Destination: SRI LANKA
Sponsor: Communications Consortium Media Center
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $932.95
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO STAFF CONGRESSMAN CROWLEY ON VISIT TO NYSE WITH FRESHMAN MEMBER'S OF THE 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $920.42
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Chris Mccannell.


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.