The Great Gypsy?

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (July 10, 20130--A Long Island school district’s error-riddled summer reading list could send students on a hunt for books that don’t exist.

For example, those who try to find F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gypsy,” will meet with frustration thanks to a spelling error in the actual title, “The Great Gatsby.”

And others may be frustrated in a search for works by the author Emily Bonte after Emily Bronte’s last name was misspelled.

In all 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.

"Hempstead has not had a stable administration for a long time and the kids are suffering,” the statement said.


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