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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*

Warren Tryon


Total cost of 31 trips: $47,426.88


Trips traveled under the office of Spencer Bachus

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: STUDY COMPETITION IN TELECOMMUNICATION MARKET PLACE
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,479.11
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: Food Marketing Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON ELECTRONICS PAYMENTS
Date: Feb 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $762.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: MORTGAGE INSURANCE DISCUSSION CONFERENCE ON HOUSING ISSUES
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,185.33
source

Destination: ELLE, NEVADA, MARENOI, ARIZONA, PROVO, UTAH
Sponsor: TOLD INSTITUTE AND NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION
Purpose:
Date: May 30, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,020.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY-INSTINCT BRIEFING
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: BRIEFING ON SECURITIES ISSUES AND ECNS
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $667.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TELECOM ISSUES BRIEFING
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,052.78
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: CONVENTION FOR ACB ON BANKING ISSUES
Date: Nov 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,247.00
source

Destination: TUCSON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose:
Date: Feb 1, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,320.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: ISSUES BRIEFING
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,508.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TELECOM
Date: Jun 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $690.00
source

Destination: THE LAKE, NEVADA
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: TOUR OF CREDIT CARD CENTER AND BRIEFING ON CREDIT CARDS
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,480.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: CREDIT
Purpose: MORTGAGE BACK SECURITIES BRIEFINGS
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $664.85
source

Destination: RICHMOND VIRGINIA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: UNIVERSAL SERVICES FORUM AND DISCUSSION
Date: Jul 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $615.64
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO SEE NEW DEPLOYMENT OF CABLE TELEPHONY AND PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSION OF VOICE OVER CABLE
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,690.52
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: BRIEFING ON COMPANY ISSUES AND PRODUCT
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,569.51
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: VISIT HEADQUARTERS FOR SECURITIES ISSUES AND BRIEFINGS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,320.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE ON REAL ESTATE ISSUES
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,693.14
source

Destination: MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON SECURITIES ISSUES
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,000.00
source

Destination: DC TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: TOUR CLEAR CHANNEL FACILITIES AND BRIEFINGS ON TELECOMMUNICATION ISSUES
Date: May 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,395.16
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO ZURICH AND BERN SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Government of Switzerland
Purpose: CULTURAL EXCHANGE AND TO MEET SWITS GOV'T OFFICIALS.
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $5,461.79
source

Destination: DC
Sponsor: SEATTLE HOME LOAN BANK & COUNCIL OF LOANS HOME LOAN BANKS
Purpose: HOME LOAN BANK CONFERENCE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING TOUR
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $954.75
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: REAL ESTATE SERVICES PROVIDERS COUNCIL
Purpose: SPEECH ON REAL ESTATE ISSUES AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE.
Date: Oct 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,037.72
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Options Clearing Corporation
Purpose: VISIT THE PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $650.24
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON UPCOMING ISSUES IN 108TH CONGRESS INCLUDING, HOUSING AND TRADE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,841.18
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - SARASOTA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE ON BROADBAND AND TELEPHONE W/ VOICE OVER IP ISSUES
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,463.31
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: ATTEND A GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CONFERENCE ON PAUL ESTATE AND FINANCIAL ISSUES
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,756.58
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American International Automobile Dealers Association
Purpose: AUTO SHOW CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK CITY
Date: Mar 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $680.00
source

Destination: DC DULLES TO SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TELECOMMUNICATIONS-POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,713.65
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA TO FT. LAUDERDALE, FL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAKER ON FINANCIAL SERVICES ISSUES AT THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE IN FLORIDA
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,183.73
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: BROADCASTERS CONFERENCE AND SPEAKER AT GOVERNMENT LEGISLATIVE PANEL
Date: Apr 16, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.92
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: American Council of Life Insurance
Purpose: INSURANCE CONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO FOR A LIFE INSURABLE ISSUES
Date: May 29, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $2,316.97
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Warren Tryon.


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.