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New Textbooks Under Review, Including a Ukulele Book!

Martin Ukulele 1930 - Style 3K (Wemba Electronics)
Martin Ukulele 1930 - Style 3K (Wemba Electronics)
The Laguna Beach Unified School District just announced its list of new high school textbooks now available for public review -- in case anyone might find them a bit too pinko-Commie-lovin' like some folks did over in Capo Unified -- and one title in particular caught our eye: Ukulele Method Book 1.

Yep indeedy-do, parents! These taxpayer-supported schools are hell-bent on indoctrinating your innocent, unsuspecting children into the ways of the ukulele, an unholy instrument of Satan second only to the glockenspiel. Hopefully someone, somewhere in the LBUSD will find this book offensive enough to lodge a complaint, only because we really want something to crack jokes about.

People have till July 8 to sift through the pages of the new books, which are being kept at the LBUSD office at 550 Blumont. St. between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Meanwhile, other potentially white-hot targets of this text-based controversy include: 

AP Music Theory: Music in Theory and Practice, Volume 1 with Audio CD; Eighth edition/2008
Publisher: McGraw Hill

AP US History: American History, Connecting with the Past - AP Edition
Publisher: McGraw Hill. Plus Electronic bundle: ConnectPlus – e-book access and online learning management system
SCOREboard – online AP Exam review program

• American Government:
Government Alive! Power, Politics & You – Student Edition 2014
Publisher: Teachers’ Curriculum Institute Plus electronic bundle Student and teacher e-book access

• Guitar/Ukulele:
Mastering the Guitar Class Method: Level 1/Beginning.
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Ukulele Method Book 1 Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

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