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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*

Paul Poteet


Total cost of 13 trips: $31,503.73


Trips traveled under the office of Wally Herger

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,579.52
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA; RENO, NV; LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: International Game Technology
Purpose: TO PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO GAMING AND MANUFACTURING-RELATED ISSUES
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,437.00
source

Destination: DUBLIN, BRUSSELS, ROME
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,260.00
source

Destination: ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Destination: VISIT BBDO (AD AGENCY)
Sponsor: American Association of Advertising Agencies
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $625.00
source

Destination: MEETINGS WITH SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Sponsor: Singapore International Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $6,790.96
source

Destination: MEETINGS WITH U.N. OFFICIALS
Sponsor: Better World Fund
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $142.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Destination: MEETINGS WITH CHILEAN GOVERNMENT & INDUSTRY LEPS.
Sponsor: Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CHILE
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Destination: MEET WITH BEOR, STEURNS AND BANK OF AMERICAN EXECUTORS
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.70
source

Destination: VISITING HIGH-TECH COMPANIES
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF HIGH-TECH TAX ISSUES
Date: Aug 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $915.24
source

Destination: GREENBIER, WV
Sponsor: NATIONAL CHAMBER FOUNDATION AND RE AMERICAN BENEFITS INSTITUTE
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF PENSION REFORM PROPOSALS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.00
source

Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,549.81
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Paul Poteet.


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.