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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*

Anthony Reed


Total cost of 12 trips: $20,332.45


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination: KANSAS CITY
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON BIOTECHNOLOGY
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $650.68
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE ACCENTURE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,125.33
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $617.30
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-PEORIA, IL
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $577.54
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Railway Supply Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 21, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,334.17
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (NAT'L), CHICAGO, IL (MIDWAY), GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL, NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS, LISLE, IL, YORKVILLE, IL, BOLLINGBROOK, IL, ARGO, IL
Sponsor: ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU, ILLINOIS PARK PRODUCES, & ILLINOIS BEEF ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $731.59
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Food Processors Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,096.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,845.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,588.00
source

Destination: OAHU, HI
Sponsor: Ag Biotech Planning Committee
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,709.21
source

Destination: LAX, LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Columbia College Chicago
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 27, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $2,040.88
source

Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,016.25
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Anthony Reed.


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.