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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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    Are you smarter than a Common Core student? Try a Common Core test

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    Questioning the Common Core tests

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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*

J J Piskadlo


Total cost of 13 trips: $31,484.97


Trips traveled under the office of Danny Davis

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO SEE FIRST HAND STARBUCKS CORPORATION AND MICROSOFT AT THEIR CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,913.12
source


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Davis

Destination: TAMPA, PLANT CITY, LAKE WALES FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: AGRICULTURE EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $823.92
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,570.00
source

Destination: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA & BRASILIA, RIO - BRAZIL
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: FACT FINDING, TRADE ISSUES
Date: May 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $6,880.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: FL AGRICULTURE SUMMIT
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $578.96
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR & PERANG, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 8, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,068.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELIGIUM
Sponsor: Atlantic Council of the United States
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,520.00
source

Destination: KENTUCKY
Sponsor: AIRDRIE STUD, BURLEY LEAF TOBACCO DEALERS ASSOCIATION, INC., BURLEY STABILIZATION CORPORATION, BURLEY TOBACCO GROWERS COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, CENTRAL KENTUCKY AGRICULTURAL CREDIT ASSOCIATION, COUNCIL FOR BURLEY TOBACCO, INC., DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA, FA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP REGARDING KENTUCKY AGRICULTURE
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $459.05
source

Destination: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS, AS WELL AS NGOS
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO CARACAS, VENEZUELA
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,905.60
source

Destination: BOGOTA AND ARAUCA, COLOMBIA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: RESEARCH: CONFLICT, HUMAN RIGHTS AND DRUG POLICY IN COLOMBIA
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,280.00
source

Destination: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETINGS WITH WTO OFFICIALS
Date: May 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,843.12
source

Destination: PALO ALTO AND SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Business Software Alliance
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Inter-American Dialogue
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,640.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named J J Piskadlo.


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.