School's summer reading list riddled with errors

Students asked to read 'The Great Gypsy'

POSTED: 3:16 PM Jul 11 2013   UPDATED: 9:23 PM Jul 11 2013
Great Gatsby book cover

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.