This photo is adorable. It’s also a perfect explanation of Oklahoma’s school funding crisis.

And Oklahoma first-grader is excited that country star Blake Shelton used her textbook — 36 years ago.

Nothing has symbolized the school funding crisis in Oklahoma quite like images of old, tattered textbooks that students still use.

Photos of textbooks with missing pages and duct-taped spines have gone viral on social media. Not to mention the geography books published when the Soviet Union still existed, or social studies books that were new three presidencies ago.

Of all the photos,...


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