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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*

Dianne Miller


Total cost of 16 trips: $15,254.46


Trips traveled under the office of Maurice Hinchey

Destination: BOARS HEAD INN, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: FORUM TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES/ECONOMIC EDUCATION
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $434.00
source

Destination: DUCK KEY, FL
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT REGULATORY FINANCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES FACING ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
Purpose: SEMINAR ON RETIREMENT SAVINGS ISSUES
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,366.25
source

Destination: MIAMI, HOMESTEAD, FT. PIERCE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida Citrus Mutual
Purpose: EDUCATION ON FLORIDA CITRUS INDUSTRY, CITRUS CANCER OUTBREAK, AND AIRPORT INSPECTION PROCEDURES
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,140.45
source

Destination: REPUBLIC OF YEMEN
Sponsor: Thabet Group
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,453.00
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $221.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: FLORIDA CITRUS MUTUAL, FLORIDA FARM BUREAU
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL OVERVIEW OF THE CHALLENGES FACING AGRICULTURE IN FLORIDA
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,189.59
source

Destination: LODI, MODESTO & SALINAS, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: California Agricultural Leadership Alumni Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL OVERVIEW OF CA AG. INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 13, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $618.76
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: GENERAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK BUILDING TRADES EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK
Purpose: BRIEFING CONCERNING LIABILITY EXPOSURE OF CONTRACTORS CONDUCTING RECOVERY EFFORTS AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE AND SITE VISIT.
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $384.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF ECONOMIC FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC POLICY - EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $357.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. - ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,040.19
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC - ALBUGUERGUE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: Cornell University (including Medical College)
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL BEEF CATTLE GENETIC EVALUATION CONSORTIUM DATAGATHERING EXERCISE
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $651.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: VISIT NEW LAB SPACE & DISCUSS RESEARCH FUNDING
Date: May 28, 2002
Expense: $209.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: 1st Rochdale Cooperative Group Ltd
Purpose: SITE VISIT FOR PROSPECTIVE ELECTRICITY GENERATING FACILITY IN NEW YORKCITY
Date: Jun 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $440.22
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-CAIRO, EGYPT-LUKOR, EGYPT
Sponsor: American Arab Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING-ECONOMIC & POLITICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN U.S. & EGYPT
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FORUM ON MARKETS & POLICY MAKING
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $500.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Dianne Miller.


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.