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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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a big change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.

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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a big change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.

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Trips by*

Yelberton Watkins


Total cost of 11 trips: $15,352.00


Trips traveled under the office of James Clyburn

Destination: CASABLANCA, RABAT, MARRAKECH IN MOROCCO AND LAAYOUNE IN WESTERN SAHARA
Sponsor: US-Morocco Affairs Council
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ALONG WITH OFFICIALS IN PUBLIC/PRIVATE SECTORS TO DISCUSS MUTUAL U.S.-MOROCCO ISSUES
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,757.08
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Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE/BELL ATLANTIC/HUMPTY DUMPTY INST.
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jun 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,122.09
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Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO CHARLESTON, S.C.
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: TRADE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $766.64
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Destination: NETHERLANDS/(AMSTERDAM)
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES (INCLUDING URANIUM ENRICHMENT)
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $3,504.57
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUB
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: TRADE CONFERENCE-DISCUSSION OF DR-CAFTA REGULATORY & POLICY
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,037.05
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL VISIT TO AL CIVIL RIGHTS MONUMENTS AND SITES, BRIEFINGS, DISCUSSIONS, TOURS
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $863.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-SAN DIEGO-SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES-IMPLICATIONS, PROPOSALS FOR REWRITE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,023.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO-SAN FRANCISCO-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND NCTA'S NATIONAL SHOW, MEET WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES, DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,586.90
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: ATTEND POLICY SUMMIT. PARTICIPATE ON PANEL, DISCUSS COMMUNICATIONS ISSUES, INTERFACE WITH MANUFACTURES AND SUPPLIERS OF COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $528.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: DISCUSSION CAFTA, AND TRADE BRIEFINGS
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,890.31
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: TO ATTEND BIO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION, DISCUSS ISSUES WITH INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES AND DEVELOPMENT OF BIOTECH INDUSTRY OF SC
Date: Jun 20, 2005
Expense: $272.86
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Yelberton Watkins.


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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a big change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.