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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

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    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*

Nate Woodward


Total cost of 10 trips: $8,737.82


Trips traveled under the office of Maxine Waters

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF LABOR ISSUES. TO ACCOMPANY AND PROVIDE SECURITY FOR REP. WATERS
Date: Sep 11, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $360.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER WHO WAS A PARTICIPANT IN LEADERSHIP PANEL TO DISCUSS CENSUS 2000, HIV/AIDS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, AND ISSUES OF BLACK FARMERS;PARTICIPANT IN MARTIN LUTHER KING COMMEMORATION ACTIVITIES
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,053.16
source

Destination: BLACKSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Virginia Tech
Purpose: TO ACCOMPANY THE MEMBER WHO WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2000 CELEBRATION
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,522.03
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: SEATTLE HIGHLINE COLLEGE FOUNDATION
Purpose: FEATURED LECTURER ON "HIP HOP AND AMERICAN SOCIETY," A PROGRAM FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Date: Feb 24, 2000
Expense: $522.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, LOUISVILLE, KY - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: AME Church
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER WHO DELIVERED THE PRINCIPAL ADDRESS AT THE A.M.E. 13TTH DISTRICT CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF BISHOP H.H. BROOKINS.
Date: Mar 20, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,419.50
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Links Inc
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER WHO WAS RECIPIENT OF THE CATLETT AWARD FOR SERVICE AND SPEAKER AT 2000 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF LINKS, INC
Date: Jul 7, 2000
Expense: $567.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, CA
Sponsor: United Steelworkers of America
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER WHO WAS KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Aug 9, 2000
Expense: $170.60
source

Destination: FRESNO, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL WOMEN'S POLITICAL CAUCUS
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER WHO WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY LUNCHEON
Date: Aug 26, 2000
Expense: $330.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues
Purpose: RECIPIENT OF THE JOHN ALLEN BLUE AWARD FOR HER ONGOING WORK ON HIV/AIDS
Date: Dec 1, 2000
Expense: $410.88
source

Destination: NORFOLK, VA TO TALLAHASSEE TO JACKSONVILLE, FL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: DEMOCRACY SUMMER INSTITUTE (TALLAHASSEE), HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ELECTION REFORM (JACKSONVILLE)
Purpose: ACCOMPANY AND STAFF THE MEMBER OF CONGRESS
Date: Jun 17, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,382.65
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Nate Woodward.


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.