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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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    Greater Expectations transcript

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  • 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*

Kelly Bulliner


Total cost of 7 trips: $13,845.84


Trips traveled under the office of Deborah Pryce

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: LEARNED ABOUT IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOM INDUSTRY. VISITED A CENTRAL OFFICE AND LEARNED ABOUT MARKET BASED COMPETITION AND DEREGULATION
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,808.23
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE CORP., ASHLAND INC., DEAN FOODS CO., FLOWSERVE CORP., YELLOW ROADWAY TRANSPORTATION, EXCEL
Purpose: THIS 3 DAY FORUM ALLOWED ME TO SEE FIRST-HAND THE INNER WORKINGS OF MANUFACTURING AND THE TRANSPORTATION OF MANUFACTURED GOODS. A SERIES OF COMPANY VISITS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES HELPED ILLUSTRATE THE IMPACT OF THE MANUFACTURING COMMUNITY ON THE AMERICAN ECO
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,534.50
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF MEDIA CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS MASS MEDIA ISSUES, FEE MEDIA OWNERSHIP RULES, AND THE EFFECTS OF PUBLIC POLICY ON RADIO, TELEVISION, OUTDOOR ADVERTISING & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES
Date: May 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,360.86
source

Destination: PORTLAND, ME
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: MEET WITH CABLE INDUSTRY LEADERS TO DISCUSS VOIP, BROADBAND, AND DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSITION ISSUES. PORTLAND, ME HAS ONE OF THE FEW VOIP SYSTEMS DEPLOYED NATIONALLY
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $679.80
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $636.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-BELGRADE, SERBIA-SKOPJE, MACEDONIA-PRISTINA, KOSOVO-PODGOVICA, MONTENEGRO-BELGRADE, SERBIN
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STUDY TOUR OF THE BALKANS TO EXPAND THE DIALOG BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE BALKANS. WE SAW FIRST-HAND THE LINGERING TERRITORIAL AND ETRIC TENSIONS, BUT ALSO SAW MANY OPPORTUNITIES FROM ALL SIDES FOR PROGRESS AND GROW
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $6,283.45
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kelly Bulliner.


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.