Setting a Sterling Example


New York City Councilwoman Margarita Lopez wanted to protest a proposed requirement that third graders in city schools pass a standardized test before they are allowed to enter fourth grade. In doing so, she sent out two press releases containing spelling and grammatical errors. "Why is Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Klein ignoring the fact that the test is flawed and discriminatory?" she asked. Later, she wanted to know "Why are advocates targeted for examining testing prodecures and policies implemented by the Department of Education?" She later sent out a letter correcting the first mistake, but that letter spelled procedures "proceedures."