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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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    Greater Expectations transcript

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  • 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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Seth Bloom


Total cost of 14 trips: $18,968.35


Trips traveled under the office of Herbert Kohl

Destination: WINTERGREEN, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: FOR MY ANTITRUST COUNCIL, SETH BLOOM, TO ATTEND CTIA CONGRESSIONAL STAFF RETREAT IN WINTERGREEN, VIRGINIA
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $220.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NCTA LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING
Date: Jun 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,408.80
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FOR SETH BLOOM TO ATTEND THE CELI STUDY DELEGATION ON TECHNOLOGY ISSUE IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,780.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS COLORADO
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: FAR SETH BLOOM TO ATTEND MEETING OF A.B.A. ANTITRUST SECTION AT WHICH HE WILL GIVE PRESENTATION REGARDING AGENDA OF ANTITRUST SUBCOMMITTEE
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,135.84
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: AMERICAN AIRLINE ORBITZ
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO INVESTIGATE ORBITZ AND DISCUSS AVIATION COMPETITION ISSUES
Date: May 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $879.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT-FINDING TRIP TO EXAMINE ECONOMIC & COMPETITIVE ISSUES AFFECTING THE CABLE TELEVISION INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,818.86
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: FOR MY ANTITRUST COUNSEL, SETH BLOOM, TO ATTEND A.B.A. ANTITRUST SECTION MID-WINTER MEETING AND TO GIVE SPEECH ON ANTITRUST SUBCOMMITTEE AGENDA
Date: Jan 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,163.12
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NCI
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE FORUM
Date: Jan 30, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $591.35
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, CANADA
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL MEETING OF ADA ANTITRUST SECTION AND GIVE PRESENTATION ON ANTITRUST SUBCOMMITTEE AGENDA
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,454.33
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NCI
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT IDN SUMMIT CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $692.23
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO EXAMINE COMPETITION AND PIRACY ISSUES IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,375.89
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO NCTA NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: May 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,542.21
source

Destination: KONA, HI
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT ABA ANTITRUST SECTION MIDWINTER MEETING
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,932.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT NCTA NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,974.72
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Seth Bloom.


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.