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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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    Are you smarter than a Common Core student? Try a Common Core test

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  • 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*

Joshua Saltzman


Total cost of 8 trips: $10,821.09


Trips traveled under the office of Edward Royce

Destination: 17TH CONNECTICUT; 18TH-NYC
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO MARKET FACILITIES & MARKET SITE.
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $865.11
source

Destination: DAY TOUR OF NYSE AND MEETING WITH OFFICIALS
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO TOUR THE NYSE AND DISCUSS ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO CAPITAL MARKETS
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $877.15
source

Destination: MET WITH AMERICAN ACAD. OF ACTUARIES AND NY STATE INSURANCE COMM.
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT TERRORISM INSURANCE, OPTIONAL FEDERAL CHARTER, & C.
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $935.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Pete Sessions

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND OTHER ISSUES FACING THE HEALTH CARE FIELD
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,254.21
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL DISCUSSION ON COMMUNITY BANKING ISSUES, GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED ENTERPRISES AN OTHER LEGISLATION AFFECTING COMMUNITY BANKS
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,410.21
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT SECURITIES MARKET STRUCTURE AND OTHER REGULATORY ISSUES FACING SECURITIES MARKETS
Date: Jan 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $803.56
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: TO MEET WITH INSTINET GROUP STAFF REGARDING POLICY INITIATIVES RELATED TO SECURITIES TRADING IN AN ELECTRONIC MARKETPLACE AND TO VIEW HOW THESE TRADES ARE EXECUTED
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $785.54
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FL
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: TO STUDY POLICY AND TRADE ISSUES RELATED TO THE CARIBBEAN REGION AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THIS REGION AND THE UNITED STATES
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,890.31
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Joshua Saltzman.


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.