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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*

Gordon Taylor


Total cost of 20 trips: $35,155.75


Trips traveled under the office of Chris John

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: NATURAL GAS SEMINAR AND PIPELINE FIELD TRIP
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,768.17
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: Resource Development Council for Alaska Inc
Purpose: TOUR NATURAL RESOURCE PROJECTS AND OBSERVE ALASKA ISSUES
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,674.00
source

Destination: MOROCCO
Sponsor: United States-Morroco Council on Trade and Investment
Purpose: TO FOSTER TRADE AND FOREIGN RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND MOROCCO
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,585.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Electric Power Supply Association
Purpose: FORUM ON ELECTRIC POWER ISSUES
Date: May 31, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $650.00
source

Destination: U.K. NUCLEAR REPROCESSING AND ENRICHMENT FACILITIES
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: VISIT BRITISH NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,542.93
source

Destination: NY, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: DISCUSSION WITH CABLE EXECUTIVES ABOUT THE INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,502.14
source

Destination: DETROIT
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: VISIT DETROIT AUTO SHOW AND TOUR AUTO FACILITIES
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,868.80
source

Destination: ATTEND ANNUAL CONVENTION
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN WIRELESS 2002 CONVENTION
Date: Mar 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $950.79
source

Destination: PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Sponsor: Electric Power Supply Association
Purpose: ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $861.57
source

Destination: MEET WITH SONGWRITERS AND MUSIC EXECUTIVES
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CHALLENGES FACING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 14, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $928.00
source

Destination: VISIT MICROSOFT HEADQUARTERS
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: VISIT MICROSOFT CAMPUS; DISCUSS PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,005.81
source

Destination: MEETINGS WITH FCC, IMPACT OF TRIENNIAL REVIEW, HEALTH OF TELECOM SECTOR
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TELECOM CONFERENCE IN AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,595.00
source

Destination: 3 DAY CONFERENCE AT NEMACOLIN RESORT, FARMINGTON PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ASSOCIATION FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, AT&T, AT&T WIRELESS, INFINEON, LEVEL(3) COMMUNICATIONS, MICROSOFT, TELECORDIA, SBCA, SPRNT,UNIVERSAL
Purpose: TECH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $863.36
source

Destination: PORTLAND; OREGON; SEATTLE
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: VISIT WITH LEADERS OF THE HIGH TECH COMMUNITY
Date: Jun 29, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,063.00
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: UNIVERSAL SERVICE DISCUSSION
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $921.28
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC POLICY RETREAT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,330.39
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: 2004 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,279.63
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING POLICY RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,812.62
source

Destination: HOTSPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $909.00
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Electric Power Supply Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 24, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,044.26
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Gordon Taylor.


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.