HEMPSTEAD - A summer reading list is raising serious questions about one of Long Island's worst-performing school districts.
The Hempstead School District posted a seven-page suggested summer reading list on its website that's littered with typos.
The reading list misspells author George Orwell's name and lists "The Great Gatsby" as "The Great Gypsy."
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Roger Tilles, a member of the New York State Education Department's Board of Regents, said in a statement that the list "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."
Officials from the Hempstead School District could not be reached for comment.