NY School District Summer Reading List Riddled With Errors: "The Great Gypsy" and "The Lovely Bone"
The list by Hempstead Public Schools refers to "The Great Gypsy" and "Frederick Douglas"
A Long Island school district has released a summer reading list riddled with errors.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" is misspelled as "The Great Gypsy." Author Emily Bronte is listed as "Bonte," George Orwell is called "Ornell," and Frederick Douglass is listed as "Douglas."
Maya Angelou's 1969 autobiography is referred to as "I Know Why Caged Birds Sing," and Alice Sebold's 2002 novel, later made into a film, is listed as "The Lovely Bone."
According to Newsday
, there are more than 30 errors on the list provided by the Hempstead Public Schools.
A note accompanying the list also has punctuation and grammatical errors, saying, "In September 2013, your child, should return the completed worksheets, to their teacher for reading credit."
In a statement, a member of the New York State Department of Education's Board of Regents said the mistakes indicated that a stable administration was essential for children to get a good education.
The statement said, "Hempstead has not had a stable administration for a long time and the kids are suffering."
Hempstead Superintendent Susan Johnson didn't immediately return a call for comment.
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