Jimi Hendrix is the role model in San Francisco public schools, report Chronicle columnists Philip Matier and Andrew Ross.
“Remember the first time you heard Jimi Hendrix?” reads the cover of the district’s new 51-page education guide. “Our plan is as transformational now as his music was then!”
. . . a portrait of the ’60s rocker – looking somewhat pensive, somber and perhaps stoned – graces the cover and every page of the manual.
The book also comes with a Hendrix poster and Hendrix-emblazoned canvas bag, which were handed out to a couple hundred administrators at Superintendent Carlos Garcia’s back-to-school confab in September.
Not everyone, however, is in tune with the campaign, given that the songwriter-guitarist died after overdosing on prescription drugs and alcohol at the age of 27.
Perhaps the superintendent was in a Purple Haze when he decided to spend the district’s limited funds on the just-like-Jimi campaign.