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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

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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*

Richard Perry


Total cost of 16 trips: $43,134.42


Trips traveled under the office of Lindsey Graham

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CONFERENCE TO STUDY HOW MARKET PROCESSES AFFECT POLICY DECISION IN THEENVIRONMENT, TAXES, LABOR REGULATIONS
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $454.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL - CUBA
Sponsor: Airline Brokers Co
Purpose: TO INVESTIGATE THE IMPACT OF THE FOREIGN ASSISTANCE ACT AND THE HELMS-BURTON ACT ON TRADE, HEALTH, TOURISM AND POLITICAL & RELIGIONS FREEDOM IN CUBA
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $887.00
source

Destination: REDMOND, WA, SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: LEARN FIRSTHAND ABOUT INTERNET PRIVACY, NEW WEB & SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY, ETC
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,005.19
source

Destination: LITHUANIA - KANSAS - KLEIPEDA
Sponsor: Potomac Foundation
Purpose: VISIT W/ PRESIDENT, MINISTER OF DEFENSE, MINISTER OF STATE LITHUANIAN SPEAKER OF HOUSE, MEMBERS OF LITHUANIAN CONGRESS RE: NATO, TRADE AND EASTERN BLOC. SECURITY.
Date: Aug 18, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $2,308.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: EWA INFO & INFRA TECH. INC.
Purpose: VISIT SPAWAR - SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE COMMAND SYSTEM CENTER AND SPECIFICALLY THE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION CENTER (CIPC)
Date: Jul 7, 2003
Expense: $985.00
source

Destination: MAINE
Sponsor: Plum Creek Timber Company Inc
Purpose: OBSERVE SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT. MILL VISITS, LEARN ABOUT SELECT CUTTING, DESEASE, WOOD VARIETY FOREIGN TIMBER IMPORTS, TIMBER PROCESSING
Date: Aug 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,455.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FOCUS ON INDIA'S DEFENSE & FOREIGN POLICIES, MEET W/ SENIOR INDUSTRY REPS, TINK TANKS, OUTSOURCING
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $3,256.00
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO AND ST. HELENA, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Wachovia Bank
Purpose: HIGHER EDUCATION RE AUTHORIZATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,140.80
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, POLICY BRIEFINGS AND VISIT W/ S.C. COMPANIES EXHIBITING AT SHOW
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,651.53
source

Destination: DAYTONA, FLA
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: STUDY THE IMPACT OF FEDERAL TAX POLICY ON MOTOR SPORTS INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $821.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Association of Advertising Agencies
Purpose: IN-DEPTH BRIEFINGS ON IMPACT OF NEW DECENCY LEGISLATION IN CONGRESS ON ADVERTISING (TV & RADIO) AS WELL AS MINORITY MARKETING PRACTICES
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $638.00
source

Destination: NY, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $608.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: MEET W/ HIGH LEVEL OFFICIALS AT DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY, DEPT. OF DEFENSE, FOREIGN MINISTRY RE: TRADE TERRORISM, MILITARY AND SECURITY ISSUES RE: U.S. SHIPS AND BUSINESS CLIMATE
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,256.00
source

Destination: TURKEY
Sponsor: American-Turkish Council
Purpose: DEFENSE-IT. STRIKE FIGHTER/INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONCERNS FOR SC COMPANIES/TEXTILE EXCHANGE WITH S.C. AND U.S. TEXTILE FIRMS
Date: Aug 13, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $7,201.00
source

Destination: FRANCE
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN TRADE, SECURITY AND AVIATION MISSION INCLUDING MEETINGS W/ U.S. AMBASSADOR AND FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER
Date: Dec 13, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $10,013.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Richard Perry.


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.