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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*

Joyce Brayboy


Total cost of 12 trips: $31,393.19


Trips traveled under the office of Mel Watt

Destination: WASH., DC-LONDON-KUALA LUMPAR, MALAYSIA/LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EDUCATIONAL, BUSINESS AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE WITH VARIOUS BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN MALAYSIA
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $5,510.00
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Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: National Urban League
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES THAT CONCERN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $299.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A EDUCATIONAL, BUSINESS AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE WITH VARIOUS BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS AND OFFICIALS IN FRANCE
Date: Dec 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $11,717.89
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC-SAN DIEGO, CA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS AND THE CALIFORNIA TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNET ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DEALING WITH POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,952.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Investment Company Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON SECURITIES MARKET STRUCTURE
Date: Sep 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,147.28
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO VISIT CABLE INDUSTRY FACILITIES AND TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE ISSUES FACING THE CABLE INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,364.37
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Sony Corporation
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN BRIEFINGS, DEMONSTRATION AND HIGH-LEVEL DISCUSSIONS AND LEARN MORE ABOUT ISSUES RELATED TO THE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Expense: $695.01
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ISSUES THAT IMPACT THE GAMING AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRIES.
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,571.00
source

Destination: HALF MOON BAY, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TO VISIT SEVERAL HIGH-TECH FACILITIES AND PARTICIPATE IN EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS ON MAJOR PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES FACING THE INDUSTRY.
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,996.16
source

Destination: HALF MOON BAY, CA - SAN FRANCISCO - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 2005 NATIONAL SHOW SPONSORED BY NCTA TO MEET WITH CABLE PROVIDERS, PROGRAMMERS AND SUPPLIERS LEARN FIRST HAND HOW THE INDUSTRY OPERATES AND THEIR PUBLIC POLICY CONCERNS.
Date: Apr 2, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,624.27
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FL
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL'S 2005 CONGRESSIONAL CARRIBEAN CAUCUS STAFF MEETING.
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,890.31
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A SERIES OF HIGH LEVEL SESSIONS ON A VARIETY OF ISSUES RELATED TO BROADCAST, CABLE AND SATELLITE TELEVISION THAT CONGRESS WILL FACE DURING THE 109TH
Date: May 28, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Joyce Brayboy.


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.