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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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    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*

Thad Bingel


Total cost of 8 trips: $8,895.77


Trips traveled under the office of Chris Cannon

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: BRIEFINGS & CONFERENCES ON THE COMPETITIVE TELECOMM INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $892.30
source

Destination: TECH POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE, FARMINGTON PA
Sponsor: MULTIPLE CORPORATE SPONSORS CONFERENCE COORDINATED BY DUTKO GROUP
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMM LEGISLATION IN 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $722.46
source


Trips traveled under the office of Dan Miller

Destination: NEW ORLEANS & TAFT, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Purpose: ENERGY RESTRUCTURING SEMINARS, NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SITE TOUR, ENTERGY HQ
Date: May 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $933.85
source


Trips traveled under the office of F. James Sensenbrenner

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC, NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY COUNCIL (ITI) AND ITS MEMBER COMPANIES: EBAY AOL TIME WARNER, CISCO, IBM, APPLE COMPUTER, MICROSOFT
Purpose: BRIEFINGS AND SITE VISITS WITH ITIC AND HOST MEMBER COMPANIES IN THE TECHNOLOGY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INDUSTRIES
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,524.00
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN, PA
Sponsor: DUTKO GROUP COORDINATED THE CONFERENCE, SPONSORING ENTITIES WERE: ALCATEL, AMAZON.COM, AT&T, LUCENT, ACT, EIA, INFINEON, LEVEL(3), MICROSOFT, NCTA, SBCA, SPRINT, ONTU, YAHOO!
Purpose: "ATTENDED TECH POLICY 2004" CONFERENCE ON PRESENT AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOM ISSUES SERVED ON PANEL ON INTERNET TAXATION
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $856.95
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: ATTENDED COMPTEL-ASCENT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE WITH SEVERAL SEMINARS/DISCUSSION SESSIONS ON TELECOM POLICY ISSUES FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF COMPETITIVE NON-INCUMBENT COMPANIES
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $727.50
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TOUR OF AUSTIN AREA TECHNOLOGY COMPANY FACILITIES AND EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS ON TECHNOLOGY POLICY
Date: May 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,880.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTENDED LECTURES, DISCUSSION PANELS, AND PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONS ON NEW CONSUMER TECHNOLOGIES AT THE 2005 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES)
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,358.71
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Thad Bingel.


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.