16 July 2013

"Kids Are Suffering"

From Breitbart this morning:
If you are student in the Hempstead Public Schools, you may need some help in learning literacy. The Long Island, N.Y. district released a summer reading list that is replete with more than 30 errors. Some of the more egregious mistakes include:
1. F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is listed as "The Great Gypsy."
2. Authors Emily Bronte and Charlotte Bronte, who wrote Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre respectively, are listed with the last name Bonte.
3. Animal Farm author George Orwell is named George Ornell.
4. The Chosen author Chaim Potok has the last name Dotok.
5. Alice Sebold’s novel The Lovely Bones is listed as "The Lovely Bone." (Fido, where are you?)
6. Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story have their author as listed as Norris Houghton (the publisher).
The experts lead the way.


E.J. D'Agrosa said...

I have another one for you, at the bookstore I work at, I am inundated everyday with school children AND their parents looking for the book "How to Kill a Mockingbird". I usually direct them to hunting.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

That's funny EJ and sad.

Irish Mike said...

I live on Long Island and the Hempstead School District is notorious for academic under-achievement.....they have now decided not to round up failing grades to pass students!! The book list is just a symptom of its ills!!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Sad, isn't it?