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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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    Greater Expectations transcript

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  • 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*

Carter Mcdowell


Total cost of 19 trips: $26,040.40


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,825.00
source

Destination: FACT FINDING AT INSTINET; MTGS W/ INSTINET EXECS
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $809.84
source

Destination: DROVE FROM HOME IN VA, TO BOSTON (THROUGH NYC)
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR 2001
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.75
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL MTG
Date: Nov 3, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,030.02
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT A MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER FINANCIAL AFFAIRS AND PARTICIPATION IN THE MEETING AND FACT FINDING REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE USA PATRIOT ACT
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,018.22
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: TO MAKE PRESENTATION TO LEGISLATIVE LIAISON ADVISORY COMMITTEE'S WINTER MEETING AND FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,783.90
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY/PARK CITY
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT'S FIN SERV & TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT & FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,077.63
source

Destination: CORAL GABLES, FLA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND SPEECH AT ABA ANNUAL MEETING OF LEGISLATION LIAISON ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,333.74
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: Bank of America Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING DATA SECURITY, CHECK TRANCATION, PRIVACY DATA PROTECTION
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $915.82
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING THE INVESTMENT BANKING BUS, PARTICULARLY DISCUSSING HEDGE FUNDS, OPTIONS, RESEARCH AND MARKET MAKING
Date: Apr 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $540.22
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS/WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: FACT FINDING AT ANNUAL MEETING AND PARTICIPATIONS IN SEVERAL EVENTS
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,093.50
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING ABOUT REFORM EFFORTS
Date: Nov 3, 2003
Expense: $525.85
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: FACT GATHERING WITH BANKING INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,289.37
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE AND FACT GATHERING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $945.83
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE AND FACT FINDING WITH STATE BANK COMMISSIONERS AND BANKS
Date: May 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,291.52
source

Destination: SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Government of Switzerland
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING SWISS AND INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, SUCH AS THE BIS.
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,870.79
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Consumer Data Industry Association Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING: FACT ACT IMPLEMENTATION
Date: Jan 26, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $591.90
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: NORFOLK MARKETS
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING HEDGE FUNDS & MORTGAGE BACKED SECURITIES
Date: Jun 1, 2005
Expense: $436.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO CHICAGO
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING RE: DEVELOPMENTS IN FINANCIAL SERVICES LAWS, REG., & PRACTICES
Date: Aug 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $628.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Carter Mcdowell.


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.