Madison
46° F
Clear
Clear
Advertisement

School's summer reading list riddled with errors

Published On: Jul 11 2013 03:16:04 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 11 2013 09:23:49 PM CDT
Great Gatsby book cover

Charles Scribner's Sons

A school district in Long Island has released a student summer reading list riddled with spelling errors.

The Associated Press reports that F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" is misspelled as "The Great Gypsy," and author Emily Bronte is listed as Emily Bonte. There are more than 30 errors on the list provided by the Hempstead Public Schools.

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.

Advertisement
  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement