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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*

Tim Reif


Total cost of 17 trips: $30,812.74


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Rangel

Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose:
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,505.51
source

Destination: COPE COD, MASS (CHATHAM)
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONG. LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,330.50
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDINGS & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,900.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: US Cuba Trade and Economic Council
Purpose: SPEAK AT FORUM ON U.S.-CUBA RELATIONS
Date: Oct 10, 2000
Expense: $503.65
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT WIMA ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Oct 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $755.15
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: California Council for International Trade
Purpose: ADDRESS CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE TRADE ISSUES
Date: Dec 31, 2000
Expense: $844.51
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: ATTEND & SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON BILATERAL & MULTILATERAL TRADE ISSUES
Date: Mar 16, 2001
Expense: $476.50
source

Destination: HANOI & HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
Sponsor: US-Vietnam Trade Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL EXCHANGE & GOVERNMENT TO GOVERNMENT MEETINGS
Date: Apr 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $799.00
source

Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND
Sponsor: Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL EXCHANGE & GOVERNMENT-GOVERNMENT MTGS.
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $570.00
source

Destination: HONGKONG
Sponsor: Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $8,584.96
source

Destination: PHNOM PENH, SIEM REAP
Sponsor: Cambodia Development Resource Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & INFORMATION GATHERING
Date: Jan 13, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $841.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM-GENEVA, SWITZERLAND-PERSONAL TRAVEL IN FRANCE AND ITALY
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AS TO TRADE & HEALTHCARE ISSUES RELATED TO MEDICAL DEVICES, INTERNATIONAL TRADE RULES AND STANDARDS
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (18 days)
Expense: $4,562.62
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Vanderbilt University
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $967.70
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $307.50
source

Destination: CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON WTO TRADE ISSUES
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,100.08
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: California Council for International Trade
Purpose: SPEAK AT TRADE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $673.60
source

Destination: MILAN/ITALY-GENEVA/SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTRE ON INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ORGANISATIONS (CIDOIE) OF THE UNIVERSITIES OF EASTERN PIEDMONT, TURIN, GENOA, MILAN-STATE & MILAN-BOCCONI
Purpose: SPEAK TO CONFERENCE OF WTO APGDLATE BODY: MEETINGS IN GENEVA WITH WTO OFFICIALS, FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 10, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $2,090.46
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Tim Reif.


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.