(CNN) An initial grader at Latta Elementary College in Ada, Oklahoma was really excited when she realized among her textbooks appears to have hailed from country singer and “The Voice” judge Blake Shelton.
“Marley is certainly EXCITED that her ‘new’ readers belonged to Blake Shelton, but We are EMBARRASSED!!!! I’m 40 and these individuals are my age!! ” Parker posted upon Facebook
Shelton, 41, who has publicly talked about his home town of Ada, appears to have published his name on the front of the book in 1982. Latta school district’s superintendent Cliff Johnson confirmed to CNN that Blake Shelton attended Latta Public School “in his young years” of education, but managed to graduate from a different school.
Parker told CNN that the book, “Look Away (Keys to Reading)” by Louise Matteoni, is very educational and still in good shape.
“My young one’s teacher is an amazing educator, plus I’m certain that if she had a method to obtain books that are not 40 years aged, she would. ”
Parker didn’t intend for that photo to get as much attention since it did, but hopes it provides more awareness to the current situation Oklahoma’s educators are facing.
“I just desire the state to come to a resolution which will fully support teachers and their particular classrooms. As a former educator, everyone these days to me. But as a parent, this really is crucial as I want the best training for my daughter, ” Parker says.
Hundreds of teachers in Oklahoma upon Thursday packed the state Capitol on the fifth consecutive day of a walkout to demonstration for more funding
, asserting that will facilities, equipment and textbooks within their schools are run-down, outdated or even in short supply.
CNN has reached out to Blake Shelton for comment.