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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*

Christopher Rosello


Total cost of 8 trips: $6,626.49


Trips traveled under the office of Carolyn Mccarthy

Destination: RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Americans For Gun Safety Inc
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO GUN SHOW IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $374.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY-WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE VISIT AND BRIEFING
Sponsor: GENERAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK AND BUILDING TRADES EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK.
Purpose: BRIEFING ABOUT LIABILITY EXPOSURE OF CONTRACTORS DOING RECOVERY AT WTC SITE AND SITE VISIT.
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $384.00
source

Destination: TAMPA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,082.14
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: HEALTHCARE AND MEDICINE REFORM
Date: May 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $497.72
source


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination:
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: BRIEFING ON PREDATORY LENDING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.87
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bear Wagner Specialists LLC
Purpose: DISCUSS THE ROLE OF SPECIALISTS IN TRADING SECURITIES AND VIEW SPECIALISTS ON THE FLOOR OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $749.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: International Securities Exchange
Purpose: DISCUSS ELECTRONIC TRADING, THE USE OF EQUITY AND INDEX OPTIONS, OPERATION OF A SECURITIES EXCHANGE
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $875.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: DISCUSS IMPACT OF PROPOSED SEC REGULATION NMS
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $849.76
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christopher Rosello.


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.