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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*

Peggy Peterson


Total cost of 12 trips: $16,055.50


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: TRUMBULL, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: REVIEW STATUS OF DECIMAL STOCK PRICING
Date: Mar 24, 2000
Expense: $441.35
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: OPENING OF CAPITAL MARKETS 9/17
Date: Sep 17, 2001
Expense: $398.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: DISCUSS FINANCIAL SERVICES/SECURITIES ISSUES AND COMMITTEE AGENDA
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,544.83
source

Destination: LAGUARDIA
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: REVIEW CAPITAL MARKET STRUCTURE DISCUSS ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $754.28
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: DISCUSS MARKET STRUCTURE ISSUES ATTEND SARBANES - OXLEY AWARD DINNER
Date: Nov 3, 2003
Expense: $611.71
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: SECURITIES REGULATORY ISSUES SEMINAR
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,351.00
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: ACCOMPANY CHAIRMAN FOR SPEECH
Date: Feb 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,056.42
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: PRACTICING LAW INSTITUTE
Purpose: SPEAK TO CONFERENCE ON MUTUAL FUND ISSUES
Date: Apr 22, 2004
Expense: $291.00
source

Destination: ZURICH
Sponsor: Government of Switzerland
Purpose: MEET WITH SWISS GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY OFFICIALS ON INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES ISSUES
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,461.79
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN 2004 NATIONAL LISTENING TOUR
Date: Aug 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,705.36
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CATASTROPHIC BOND CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,173.23
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE REGULATORY CONFERENCE-SPEAK AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jun 22, 2005
Expense: $266.53
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Peggy Peterson.


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.