When you’re putting something out for public perusal, you should always be careful not to have too many spelling errors. One or two here or there isn’t a deal-breaker, but having a lot of spelling errors is pretty damaging to your reputation. That goes double if you’re a part of the public school system, because educators are expected to be educated. As it turns out, the literate may not always be the best spellers on the block. A public school summer reading list was riddled with spelling and grammar errors.
The district, Hempstead Public Schools in Long Island, New York, put out a list for students from Pre-K through “twelve grade” featuring the work of authors like Emily “Bonte” (Bronte), George “Ornell” (Orwell), Fredrick “Douglas” (Douglass), and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gypsy (Gatsby). Superintendent Susan Johnson has not responded to any of the news agencies that have contacted her. However, it seems that she might not be on the job much longer if a particularly critical member of the Department of Education has his way.
“It indicates again that a stable administration is absolutely essential for kids to get the kind of education they need. Hempstead has not had a stable administration for a long time and the kids are suffering,” said Roger Tilles, a member of the New York’s Department of Education’s Board of Regents.
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