That's an image from a textbook or workbook that was presented last week in New York as an example of the low-level, low-quality materials that schools in CPS and around the nation are forced to use. Thirty of the nation's biggest city superintendents, including our own, were there to say that enough was enough and it was time for publishers to do better -- especially when it comes time for districts and states to start implementing the Common Core (if that ever really happens). So I guess my question is whether most of the materials currently available are anywhere near this bad, and whether publishers have already started slapping "Common Core Ready!" stickers on things whether they really are or not. And also, while we're at it, is anybody out there getting trained for Common Core? I thought I remembered training was starting but perhaps that fell apart or I'm misremembering. Does CPS have a Common Core czar? There aren't even math and literacy departments anymore. Coverage of the NYC event from the WSJ, NYT,GothamSchools. Powerpoint PDFs Math, Literacy via Student Achievement Partners.