Hempstead Public School Reading List Riddled With More Than 30 Errors
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — A Long Island school district has released a summer reading list riddled with spelling errors.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" is misspelled as "The Great Gypsy." And author Emily Bronte is listed as Emily Bonte.
According to Newsday and News 12 Long Island (), those are just a few of the more than 30 errors on the list provided by the Hempstead Public Schools. http://bit.ly/13K9UKg
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.
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com
It's tempting to shake your head and wonder what's going on in New York, but as a proofreader of educational materials, I can tell you it's all over the place. I spent way too much time this morning trying to explain the difference between "along" and "a long" to a district employee from St. Louis.
Have you noticed errors in your children's school materials? Would you find it hard to encourage your children to spell well and proofread their work if they were handed a summer reading list that included "The Great Gypsy" and "The Lovely Bone"?
Answer by Dardenella at 4:40 PM on Jul. 15, 2013
Answer by QuinnMae at 3:18 PM on Jul. 15, 2013
Answer by okmanders at 4:04 PM on Jul. 15, 2013
Answer by 29again at 11:44 PM on Jul. 15, 2013
I agree that is disgraceful but does not reflect the other Schools on the Island which are Excellent. That is partly why our cost of living is so incredibly high. QuinnMae's response is about NYC Schools as well not Long Island. Actually, four Long Island Schools ranked among the Nations best:
One bad apple doesn't spoil the whole bunch!
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 3:34 PM on Jul. 15, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 9:29 PM on Jul. 15, 2013