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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*

Jon Traub


Total cost of 8 trips: $13,803.90


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Mccrery

Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: SEMINARS & MEETINGS ON TAX & HEALTH CARE ISSUES
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,552.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Purpose: BRIEFINGS & VISITS RELATED TO NUCLEAR POWER & UTILITY DEREGULATION
Date: May 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $928.96
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, RENO, LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: International Game Technology
Purpose: TAX AND OTHER ISSUES AFFECTING THE GAMING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,437.00
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Federation of American Hospitals
Purpose: TO LEARN HOW THE ISLAND'S HOSPITALS ARE AFFECTED BY MEDICARE PAYMENT POLICIES
Date: May 30, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,362.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND OFF-SHORE OIL DRILLING AND EXPLORATION THE ECONOMICS OF THESE VENTURES & THE ROLE OF THE TAX CODE
Date: Oct 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,825.66
source

Destination: DC - SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: BROAD RANGING DISCUSSIONS ON PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES FACING THE CONGRESS
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,105.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Catholic Health Association and affiliates
Purpose: BIPARTISAN STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS HEALTH ISSUES IN CONGRESS
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $214.00
source

Destination: DC-AVENTURA FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LARGE AND SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS ON TAX AND OTHER ISSUES
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,379.28
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jon Traub.


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.