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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.

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.

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*

Linda Rich


Total cost of 9 trips: $6,099.04


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Bliley

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: MEET WITH INDUSTRY TO DISCUSS LEGISLATION REQUESTING TRANSPARENCY IN THE BOND MARKET
Date: Jan 27, 1999
Expense: $431.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK NY
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: SEMINAR REGARDING ISSUES RELATING TO MORTGAGE FINANCE
Date: Feb 24, 2000
Expense: $349.95
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON PANEL
Date: Mar 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,712.50
source


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: BRIEFING BY INSTINET ON SEC'S MARKET ISSUES
Date: Jun 29, 2001
Expense: $350.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: BRIEFING ON SECURITIES REGULATION
Date: Jan 22, 2003
Expense: $550.19
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS FORUM
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL ABOUT MUTUAL FUND LEGISLATION
Date: Sep 22, 2003
Expense: $548.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-NYC
Sponsor: PRACTICING LAW INSTITUTE
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL ABOUT HR 2420 AND MUTUAL FUND LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENTS
Date: Jan 7, 2004
Expense: $576.70
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI
Sponsor: University of Mississippi
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL ABOUT HR 2420
Date: Jan 23, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $442.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL ABOUT HR 2420 AND OTHER LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENTS
Date: Mar 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,137.70
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Linda Rich.


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.