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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

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    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*

Gregg Richard


Total cost of 13 trips: $16,255.17


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Crapo

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AMERICA'S COMMUNITY BANKERS PANEL ON REGULATORY & LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,422.69
source

Destination: FLORIDA KEYS
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TO TOUR THE COOPERATIVE TERRITORY ALONG THE FLORIDA KEYS TO GAIN A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES, THE TERRITORY AND CUSTOMERS THEY SERVE, AND THE FINANCIAL AND COMMODITY MARKETS THEY PARTICIPATE IN
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION'S LEGISLATIVE LIAISON ADVISORY COMMITTEE (LLAC) CONGRESSIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES/BANKING COMMITTEE STAFF PANEL
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,844.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,204.66
source

Destination: BOISE, IDAHO
Sponsor: Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE COMPASS BOARD MEETING ABOUT THE STATUS AND IMPACT OF THE TRANSPORTATION BILL, S. 1072
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $186.52
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Bankers' Association of Finance & Trade
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING ON "MOBILIZING FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT"
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $801.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Pat Toomey

Destination: TRUMBULL, CONNECTICUT & NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO VISIT THE NASDAQ STOCK MARKET FACILITIES
Date: Jan 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $865.11
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO WALL STREET ON SECURITIES ISSUES
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: THE BOEING CO., MICROSOFT CORP., & WASHINGTON MUTUAL
Purpose: FINANCIAL SERVICES BRIEFINGS
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,978.83
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: Nov 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,601.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO YUCCA MTN, NEVADA, THE PROPOSED SITE FOR THE NATION'S USED NUCLEAR FUEL REPOSITORY
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,089.50
source

Destination: HARRISBURG, PA
Sponsor: PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY BANKERS
Purpose: PARTICIPATING ON A LEGISLATIVE PANEL AT THEIR CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $261.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: CONFERENCE & TOUR OF CITI CARDS PROCESSING SITE.
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,399.86
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Gregg Richard.


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.