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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*

Anthony Zaffirini


Total cost of 16 trips: $21,753.14


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Gonzalez

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: TXU Corporation
Purpose:
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,537.31
source

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: VISIT YUCCA MOUNTAIN PROJECT
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $752.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL - PREDATORY LENDING SEMINAR
Date: May 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $682.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO WALL STREET
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: BOEING / MICROSOFT / WASHINGTON MUTUAL
Purpose:
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,978.83
source

Destination: TOUR AT CITIGROUP CREDIT CARD FACILITIES
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL - CREDIT PRACTICE
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,394.50
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: TransUnion Corporation
Purpose: FAIR CREDIT DEPORT EDUCATION
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $618.37
source

Destination: TEL AVIV
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL TRIP ON ISRAEL
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $3,570.29
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC - NEW YORK
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: BRIEFING ON STOCK MARKET POLICY
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $711.42
source

Destination: PORTLAND MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING - CABLE INDUSTRY INVESTMENT IN BROADBAND
Date: Nov 30, 2003
Expense: $737.40
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: MEETINGS/EDUCATION ON COPYRIGHT INFRIGEMENT
Date: Jun 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $850.58
source

Destination: TAMPA-SAN ANTONIO-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: GOVT. AFFAIRS CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,480.85
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TELECOM POLICY BRIEFING
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,917.89
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: ANNUAL POLICY SUMMIT ON TELECOM POLICY
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $592.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-TELECOM POLICY
Date: Apr 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,724.00
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: VISIT MANUFACTURERS IN DALLAS AREA
Date: Jul 1, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $1,204.20
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Anthony Zaffirini.


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.