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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*

Huma Abedin


Total cost of 29 trips: $49,870.97


Trips traveled under the office of Hillary Clinton

Destination: WHITE OAK, JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED SENATOR TO RETREAT
Date: Mar 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,227.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA)
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED SENATOR TO SPEECH
Date: Aug 8, 2001
Expense: $2,081.00
source

Destination: BUFFALO, NY, BINGHAMTON, NY TO DULLES
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: OFFICIAL TRAVEL WITH SENATOR CLINTON
Date: Oct 29, 2001
Expense: $1,031.25
source

Destination: WHITE PLAINS, NY TO ROCHESTER TO LAGUARDIA
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Feb 21, 2002
Expense: $1,117.50
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Jewish Community Relations Council(s)
Purpose:
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,875.76
source

Destination: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Sponsor: Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,022.71
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Carpenters Union
Purpose: ASSISTING SENATOR DURING SPEECH TO CONVENTION
Date: Oct 5, 2002
Expense: $2,722.50
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY TO WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Purpose: ACCOMPANY SENATOR TO OFFICIAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 11, 2002
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: PENN YAN, NY TO WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: New York Wine & Grape Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Oct 15, 2002
Expense: $1,061.50
source

Destination: ALBANY, NY TO WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: ASSIST SENATOR DURING MSNBC TV APPEARANCE
Date: Nov 20, 2002
Expense: $216.50
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Betty Ford Center
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $325.00
source

Destination: WELLESLEY, MA
Sponsor: Wellesley College
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2003
Expense: $1,168.75
source

Destination: BUFFALO, NY
Sponsor: Tata Consultency Services
Purpose: COMPANY VISIT
Date: Mar 10, 2003
Expense: $778.50
source

Destination: SOUTHINGTON, CT
Sponsor: Connecticut Democratic Party
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 29, 2003
Expense: $1,700.00
source

Destination: CORNING, NY
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: SITE VISIT
Date: Apr 29, 2003
Expense: $1,366.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-BINGHAMPTON, NY-WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: BRIEFING AND TOUR
Date: Jan 30, 2004
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: SYRACUSE, NY
Sponsor: NEW JOBS NEW YORK
Purpose: CONFERENCE AND SPEECH
Date: Jun 7, 2004
Expense: $1,654.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Panetta Institute
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 28, 2004
Expense: $204.00
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: infoUSA.com Inc
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 17, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,083.00
source

Destination: DULLES, VA TO ALBANY, NY TO TELERBORO, NJ
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 23, 2004
Expense: $520.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Tufts University
Purpose: LECTURE
Date: Nov 10, 2004
Expense: $880.00
source

Destination: CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: William Jefferson Clinton Foundation
Purpose: MEETINGS AND DINNER FOR WJC PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY
Date: Nov 12, 2004
Expense: $2,800.00
source

Destination: LITTLE ROCK AR
Sponsor: William Jefferson Clinton Foundation
Purpose: OPENING OF PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY
Date: Nov 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,636.00
source

Destination: BINGHAMTON
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Expense: $410.00
source

Destination: GERMANY
Sponsor: German Media Prize
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $11,120.00
source

Destination: PAKISTAN-NEW DELHI INDIA-WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: INDIA TODAY
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,093.00
source

Destination: WHITE PLAINS, NY TO BUFFALO, NY
Sponsor: NEW JOBS NEW YORK
Purpose: CONFERENCE AND SPEECH
Date: Mar 7, 2005
Expense: $437.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Agnes Scott College
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $272.00
source

Destination: WHITE PLAINS, NY-BOSTON
Sponsor: Feinberg Foundation
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 17, 2005
Expense: $468.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Huma Abedin.


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.