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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

  • 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*

Russ Sullivan


Total cost of 14 trips: $14,195.00


Trips traveled under the office of Max Baucus

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL FISCAL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH TO ORGANIZATION REGARDING CORPORATE AND INTERNATIONAL TAX LEGISLATION
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $815.50
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VIRGINIA (AIRLIE HOUSE)
Sponsor: Federal Bar Association
Purpose: MAKE PRESENTATION AT TAX CONFERENCE RE TAX LEGISLATION IN 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Nov 6, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $330.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: University of California at San Diego
Purpose: SPEECH TO THE 6TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO TAX AND ACCOUNTING INSTITUTE
Date: Nov 13, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $835.62
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: American Technion Society
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH REGARDING ESTATE TAX
Date: Nov 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $552.70
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT TAX LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,310.22
source

Destination: BALTIMORE TO SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: University of California at San Diego
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE CALIFORNIA SOCIETY OF CPAS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $768.61
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ISSUES CONFERENCE ON COLORADO
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,547.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE TREASURERS
Purpose: CONFERENCE-NATIONAL ASSOC OF STATE TREASURERS AND COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN NETWORK
Date: May 25, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $172.00
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD RESORT, HOT SPRINGS VA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL 'TAX AND ECONOMIC POLICY'
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $570.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOC. OF REALTORS/CLARK CONSULTING
Purpose: PRESENTATION OF TAX BILL
Date: Nov 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,512.80
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: University of California at San Diego
Purpose: PRESENTATION OF TAX POLICY 2004
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: 2005 GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE ENERGY TAX UPDATE PRESENTATION
Date: Feb 26, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $275.20
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON TAX, SOCIAL SECURITY, AND RETIREMENT ISSUES
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,777.12
source


Trips traveled under the office of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION TAX SECTION CONVENTION
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $848.23
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Russ Sullivan.


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.