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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*

Erich Mische


Total cost of 13 trips: $25,431.66


Trips traveled under the office of Norm Coleman

Destination: LINCOLNSHIRE, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: Lake County Illinois Republican Federation
Purpose: TO STAFF THE SENATOR AT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 25, 2003
Expense: $321.00
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Lincoln Club of Northern California
Purpose: TO STAFF THE SENATOR FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 26, 2003
Expense: $715.00
source

Destination: STEVEN'S POINT, WI
Sponsor: Republican Party of Wisconsin
Purpose: TO STAFF THE SENATOR AT A SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 9, 2003
Expense: $806.50
source

Destination: ARCTIC VILLAGE, ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, PRUDHOE BAY
Sponsor: ALASKA COALITION, ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY AND NATIONAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE OIL DRILLING/ENERGY AND WILDERNESS ISSUE
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,815.79
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE ABA 2003 ANNUAL MEETING ON ENTERTAINMENT SPORTS LAW IN THE NEW ECONOMY
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: CARLSON GROUP/AMERICAN HOTEL AND LODGING ASSOCIATION
Purpose: STAFF SENATOR FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT-FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 11, 2003
Expense: $838.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND STAFFING OF SENATOR FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,042.22
source

Destination: LA QUINTA, CALIFORNIA (PALM SPRINGS AREA)
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL RECORDING MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT IRMA CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,312.33
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT THE GMA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,028.35
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Republican Jewish Committee
Purpose: TO BE BRIEFED ON DEVELOPMENTS IN PEACE PROCESS; ISRAELI COUNTER TERRORISM EFFORTS
Date: Aug 6, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $7,175.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING; CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ASSOC. ANNUAL TRADE SHOW
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,705.93
source

Destination: PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRADE POLICY RETREAT
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,556.15
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: STAFFING THE SENATOR AT THE ANNUAL AIPAC ATLANTA EVENT, WHERE THE SENATOR WILL BE SPEAKING
Date: May 2, 2005
Expense: $615.39
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Erich Mische.


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.