One mother in Oklahoma got quite a surprise when her daughter came home with a textbook that was once used by country superstar Blake Shelton. That would be cool if the little girl got the book as a collector's item, considering Blake attended school nearly 40 years ago. Unfortunately, that's not the case.
The child received the textbook as a part of her school supplies, and while she was pretty jazzed, Mom thought it painted a perfect picture of exactly how underfunded the school system of Oklahoma really is.
She posted about it on Facebook:
The conversation didn't stay only on Facebook for long, though. Before she knew it, people on all kinds of social media were battling it out.
Some didn't think it was a big deal for a child to use a 40-year-old text book:
Oklahoma mom 'embarrassed' her daughter's textbook.— Gravity Storm (@GravityStorm1) April 7, 2018
So i dont get it. A 40 yr old book is no longer any good? Why because is doesnt fit the modern liberal narrative of revisionist history?
Been reading a 2000yr old book just as good today as then.https://t.co/mXCv6nSkwD
Because they didn't know how to spell "wall" in the 1980s? That's a perfectly good textbook. I like how you want to send money to a big corporate textbook company that convinces people to buy new books every other year for no reason.— Jr (@JrVarTeam) April 6, 2018
While others were as horrified as the mom was:
This and the recent post about a girl that had Blake Shelton's text book from the early 80s is upsetting. Oklahoma apparently don't mind spending money on 10 Commandment statues for federal buildings, but updated text books...Who needs them? https://t.co/GXBFDGdPwZ— M.J. Mouton (@MJ_Mouton) April 8, 2018
WTF? We can spend millions to send the National Guard to the border for a “phantom “ problem but our classrooms need books and better pay for our teachers. We are a fucked up nation with corrupt leaders.— Cherie Morrissey (@cmorrissey59) April 8, 2018
These kids are our future, so a little investment is warranted. Priorities, education first.— David Bauer (@dbauer296) April 8, 2018
Why are there textbooks from 1982 being used in 2018?— Nicholas Murphy (@NickJamesMrphy) April 7, 2018
This person really gave us something to think about when it comes to the age of the book. We're talking about how many years passed between Blake Shelton using this textbook and this little girl getting it.
What most are failing to consider is this: