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(CBS New York)   Hempstead (Long Island) students take their school issued summer reading list to the library in search of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gypsy" as well as classics by George Ornell and Emily Bonte   (newyork.cbslocal.com) divider line 4
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2013-07-11 12:59:29 PM
1 votes:
What probably happened:

1. some flunky was tasked to come up with a summer reading list
2. instead of coming up with their own list, an existing list from another district was 'appropriated'
3. that list was scanned using a shiatty scanner and basic OCR software with a minimal dictionary and set to 'best guess'
4. the scanned document got a header change to correct the school name and was sent out without checking for book/author accuracy
5. hilarity ensued
2013-07-11 07:44:28 AM
1 votes:
PaulRB:
Really?  Bringing politics into our fun fest.  OK, I'll play.  What if we find out that the person who came up with the list was a graduate of that fine educational school, Liberty University?  Or some other conservative poor excuse for a college of higher learning?

We know that can't be true, it's a list for reading books, not burning them.
2013-07-11 06:42:15 AM
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dahmers love zombie: Rarnaby Budge?

Knickerless Knickerby?

What will be claimed:  The list was sent out "ironically", to see if the kids could even recognize the names/authors of great literature.

What will be the truth: List was typed up by teacher's aide hired to fill protected status category rather than on basis of actual ability to do job.


Really?  Bringing politics into our fun fest.  OK, I'll play.  What if we find out that the person who came up with the list was a graduate of that fine educational school, Liberty University?  Or some other conservative poor excuse for a college of higher learning?
2013-07-11 12:40:42 AM
1 votes:
"It's sad," one mother said. "I read 'The Great Gatsby,' that was in high school, and watched it on TV with Robert Redford, but this here, I didn't read 'The Great Gypsy,' I couldn't find that nowhere."

*headdesk*
 
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