Charter Schools: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Опубликовано: 22 авг 2016
  • Charter schools are privately run, publicly funded, and irregularly regulated. John Oliver explores why they aren’t at all like pizzerias.
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Комментарии: 9 292

  • mgmorgan0223
    mgmorgan0223 День назад

    These schools serve from K-12. I bet one of the second graders wrote that note to the mother.

  • sam johnson
    sam johnson 3 дня назад

    And the public school, which have basically remained the same since the industrial revolution, aren't changing with children either. Our businesses and our country are failing the next generations. Any great success these days are exceptions to the status quo education, yet little is done to bring the system to the modern age.

  • MonkeyMadness 777
    MonkeyMadness 777 4 дня назад

    My parents work at charter schools, and believe me, they don't work, you can't run a school like a business

  • ZenPhilosopher123
    ZenPhilosopher123 5 дней назад

    You have to look at John Oliver's specific argument: Charter schools are flawed.
    Yet someone the audience has come to the conclusion that Charter schools are the worst. Statistically they simply outperform public schools that have too much union bureaucracy to allow good teachers to stay.

  • Commander Shepard
    Commander Shepard 7 дней назад

    I fail to understand how John Oliver's stance on this alluded some people. He isn't anti-charter school. He's anti "charter schools without regulation" because when you let businesses do whatever the fuck they want, they go for the money, fuck the kids' education. Money is the bottom line with businesses. Always.
    He didn't spend half of this video praising charter schools because he wanted to focus on what he thinks are the problems.
    If you go to the doctor with a broken leg, do you also spend just as much time talking about how your lungs are working just perfectly, or do you get the problem? You aren't "anti-lung" your pro-"fixing this broken leg". Adding to that, this video is already around 20 minutes long. Spending half the time talking about the great charter schools not only dilutes and confuses the message, but adds another 20 minutes to the video, making it less likely to be watched all the way through.
    Whether or not you agree that this is a big issue can depend on the person. Fine. But he isn't some shill, only looking at the negative to paint some picture of Charter Schools being the worse thing since Satan. He's saying "this is what happens when we leave business to do what it wants. Maybe look into this". And maybe if all you pulled from this video is "John Oliver thinks Charter Schools are the worst" maybe whatever charter school you went to didn't do a good enough job teaching you nuance in an argument, and you might want to look at the history of your school.

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    Hồng Anh Đỗ 7 дней назад

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  • Hồng Anh Đỗ
    Hồng Anh Đỗ 7 дней назад

    please tell me what a wedding DJ throws on... i can't listen clearly

  • Uthman Baksh
    Uthman Baksh 7 дней назад

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  • Echan Henry
    Echan Henry 10 дней назад

    I agree, but I go to a Charter School, which has been open o more than 60 years and love it.

  • Lavenia Hewes
    Lavenia Hewes 10 дней назад

    I go to a charter school and It's great. I am so glad I didn't stay in the elementary school I was zoned to, Because if I did, I doubt I would have passed the 4th grade...
    Only thing I have a problem with at my school is the uniforms, really. After school if I go to stores I always get mistaken for an employee...

  • Carter Pryor
    Carter Pryor 10 дней назад +1

    I don't think I can watch your show anymore, John. Papa Johns is my favorite pizza place.

  • Amir Rocketcock
    Amir Rocketcock 11 дней назад

    Charter schools are not the free market

  • isaiah hatcher
    isaiah hatcher 11 дней назад +1

    Psst. I went to an online charter school since kindergarten and up until college. I graduated early and began College at 16. I also took full honors classes and have 2 jobs who were HEAVILY impressed with my scholarly merit. Soooo. What I'm saying is, it worked for me. You do what's best for your kid.

  • Truth ContestDotCom
    Truth ContestDotCom 12 дней назад

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  • cottagechskitty
    cottagechskitty 14 дней назад +1

    the first time we had the Olsen twins joke. Sort of

  • Zoe Pence
    Zoe Pence 15 дней назад

    I go to a charter school in nevada and because there is such lack of funding for public schools they suck and the environment is awful. If you even want to get a half decent education here you have to sit on a waiting list for a charter school for only god knows how long. And once you get in, you are vigirously tested and get shitloads of homework because they need to have good test scores to get any funding at all. Its fucked up and the teachers barely get paid enough to live.

  • Snake Salad
    Snake Salad 15 дней назад

    Still need the jar opener john

  • Anime King
    Anime King 15 дней назад

    I'm actually surprised he didn't say anything about California

  • Benjamin Auge
    Benjamin Auge 17 дней назад

    So is it the Olsen Twins or the Olsen twin? WHICH IS IT OLIVER!

  • Renske Dunnewold
    Renske Dunnewold 17 дней назад +1

    Weird to see him talk about the Olsen twins as if they were twins, and not one person moving at lightning speed from one position to the other, for reasons yet unknown

  • Nota Word
    Nota Word 18 дней назад

    Dicks out for harambe

  • Evelyn Nunes
    Evelyn Nunes 20 дней назад

    The problem is obviously not charter schools or the concept, but the approval and distribution of money for them, i.e., the government. One more reason for charters! Why not also mention the ones that make an amazing job? One sided discussions are not productive.

  • david kozat
    david kozat 20 дней назад

    Education should never be run as a business... its immoral to be profit driven...

  • Brennan Smith
    Brennan Smith 20 дней назад

    Bruh the Harambee school looked so lit

  • GuillotineStare
    GuillotineStare 22 дня назад


  • kd1s
    kd1s 23 дня назад +1

    You know Kasich trying to defend charters was stupid. Why? Because by his logic you could also do the same to police and fire departments at least by Kasich logic.

  • BornToRunBarefoot
    BornToRunBarefoot 25 дней назад

    I would eat a koala.

  • Ethan Malloy
    Ethan Malloy 25 дней назад

    Harambe was just a gorilla.

  • petro062
    petro062 25 дней назад

    If you like it You like it. My ears can't hear anything bad about it if someone says something.

  • gotgunpowder
    gotgunpowder 26 дней назад

    Lou Perez blew you out of the fucking water.

  • RomanianSocialist
    RomanianSocialist 26 дней назад

    Smells like capitalism

  • bcmasur
    bcmasur 26 дней назад


  • Lyndsey Colvin
    Lyndsey Colvin 26 дней назад

    I love your show, but honestly, I had a stunning charter school experience. I leave it at that.

  • whycantweallbefriends
    whycantweallbefriends 28 дней назад

    Any fellow Philadelphians ready to throw down over his disparagement of cheesesteaks 😭

  • Strange Kat
    Strange Kat 28 дней назад

    Charter schools are basically the US version of academies. The problem with them is that they're unaccountable.

    • Strange Kat
      Strange Kat День назад

      Alex Turlais Academies can, with creative accounting, become for profits.

    • Alex Turlais
      Alex Turlais День назад

      Strange Kat No, Academies aren't run for profit. more like Free Schools or Private schools.

  • Syberian
    Syberian 29 дней назад +1

    Did anybody realize that he said "That's a threesome joke about her FUCKING children..." when it really should have been "That's a threesome joke about HER fucking children....". Never mind. It's late. I'm sorry.

  • Wywydaboss
    Wywydaboss Месяц назад

    Dicks out for harambee!

  • Zaddy
    Zaddy Месяц назад

    pizza hut > papa johns

    • Lavenia Hewes
      Lavenia Hewes 10 дней назад

      I'm allergic to Pizza hut. When I was little and ate it my stomach hurt and it sucked. :(

  • Krysma Bousquet
    Krysma Bousquet Месяц назад

    I go to a charter school. It has been around for almost 5 years. I am very proud of my school because we are learning about social justice, emotional sustainability and all kinds of things like that. It is amazing. We have practically no homework, all project based learning and we are are constantly learning about different religions, relationships, and other things of that matter.
    Arizona has one of the lowest grades when it comes to school. Our school constantly gets cast aside with the others but I want people to know how great it is.
    Go PFFS-D. Home of the dragons. Yes, our school mascot is the dragon.
    It rocks

  • Cucky Lolservative White Man - GONE WRONG & SEXUAL

    Never realized what shit hole the american education system is. Perfectly explains youtube comments.

  • Apollo Spice
    Apollo Spice Месяц назад

    Pennsylvania is better than You Newyorkers with you dumb accents and segregated schools

  • Gucci 2Clone
    Gucci 2Clone Месяц назад

    America's going to pure shit. I would hate to be alive in America in 100 years, my God.

  • Magalie Valme
    Magalie Valme Месяц назад

    This is america people have a right to state their opinions and nothing is immune to criticism

  • Yosuru Shi
    Yosuru Shi Месяц назад

    Harmbee rest in peace
    Cause your gonna get sued yall

  • Derp Bread
    Derp Bread Месяц назад

    Charter School?

  • Kimberly Campbell
    Kimberly Campbell Месяц назад

    That threesom joke wtf lol

  • amyafterwords
    amyafterwords Месяц назад

    Side note: my city has a delicious local restaurant called Pizza Shoppe 😄

  • Krogan Popy
    Krogan Popy Месяц назад

    Wait a sec, white hat management? That sounds like a facility that manages the making, selling, and distributing of white hats. Which begs the question, are these hats actually made of crack and/or spliced whale bone? #CRACKHATS #WHALEBONERHAT

  • Krogan Popy
    Krogan Popy Месяц назад

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  • MaryClaire Robinson
    MaryClaire Robinson Месяц назад +7

    Did John Oliver just admit there ARE two Olsen twins?

  • Geoff Hiemy
    Geoff Hiemy Месяц назад

    Here he goes again, uncovering everything wrong with America

  • Jonathan Hargrove
    Jonathan Hargrove Месяц назад

    papa bless

  • shane joy
    shane joy Месяц назад

    Dicks out for harambae

  • J K
    J K Месяц назад

    There is no standard for Charter Schools.

  • t3knoman00
    t3knoman00 Месяц назад

    Remove the state fund part? allow parents to choose where that money goes?

  • George Grasser
    George Grasser Месяц назад

    The Charter School I deliver to can order $200 worth of Pizza twice a month, but only Tip the Driver $5. I get $5 on a normal $30 delivery about half the time. Most School Teachers are cheap tippers.

  • Liam Frith
    Liam Frith Месяц назад

    I was eating red jello while he was insulting jello

  • Anna Gerwe
    Anna Gerwe Месяц назад

    at my local charter high school, the principal embezzled around $200,000 from school funds and they weren't able to replace administration for three months. it was anarchy

  • christopher tracy
    christopher tracy Месяц назад

    A true Philly cheesesteak DOES NOT have cheez wiz on it.

  • Kydirrah Mitchell
    Kydirrah Mitchell Месяц назад

    My middle school in Philadelphia was shut down 3 days before Christmas. Luckily I was gone already.

  • DOZER Oakley
    DOZER Oakley Месяц назад +1

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    TEYEMEMATON 2 месяца назад

    Why is everyone wearing military uniforms at 3:25 in the video

  • Tournel Henry
    Tournel Henry 2 месяца назад

    "...Is my school going out of bisnose?" Awesome. They really need to go out of business if they can't teach you how to spell.

    • Lavenia Hewes
      Lavenia Hewes 10 дней назад

      It never said how old the kid was. I don't know about you, But my spelling was absolutely terrible until the 4th grade. Though, Honestly my spelling still is terrible.

  • Radiant Penguin
    Radiant Penguin 2 месяца назад

    Anyone wants to go on a 12 dollar Marshals scavenger hunt for a school field trip?

  • Tom D
    Tom D 2 месяца назад

    Part of the the democrat plan to keep black people down is to keep all the inner city children in shitty schools forever. Hey John douchebag Oliver don't they have some social problems in England for you to fix. Please go back there!

  • Ethan Malloy
    Ethan Malloy 2 месяца назад

    Harambe was just a gorilla.

  • Quacks Dashing
    Quacks Dashing 2 месяца назад

    Yes, quality may vary relative to the stability of public schools which are uniformly terrible and will never improve.
    Yes as with any business many of them fail, the better ones with a stable plan and good performance will enjoy more demand and have a higher chance of success.
    public schools are stable because they can e»pect money regardless of gross incompetence, violence or failure.taxpayers will always prop them up even if they are basically just hellish oppressive dangerous prisons for children.

  • Tyler Davis
    Tyler Davis 2 месяца назад

    News Center 7!

  • Pig0Benis88
    Pig0Benis88 2 месяца назад

    I used to like this show. Watching it now is like watching The Young Turks.

  • Prem badhan
    Prem badhan 2 месяца назад

    I go to charters

  • UmbreonMessiah
    UmbreonMessiah 2 месяца назад

    Hey real fun story here: stop claiming the Nazis were socialists. They weren't. Just because they had "Socialist" in their name doesn't mean anything. Do some goddamn research you sad, sad people.

  • LemonadepieX
    LemonadepieX 2 месяца назад +10

    I will dropout of my current school just to attend the John Oliver Academy for Nervous Boys

    • juliet jowett
      juliet jowett Месяц назад

      LemonadepieX your comment is out of sequence in the time line

  • John Henderson
    John Henderson 2 месяца назад

    I went to a charter school for elementary middle and high school. The high school I went to was in a elementary school building they rented. (I transferred to a public school because the charter high school wasn’t that good.)

  • VlaDDrakkeN
    VlaDDrakkeN 2 месяца назад

    Competition? ITS A SCHOOL!
    Who the hell advocates for competition for hospitals and schools? Isn't the Middle and Lower classes not nickled and dimed enough? Do the rich really need to line their pockets even fatter?

  • Christine Akins
    Christine Akins 2 месяца назад

    I'm furious over John's suggestion that there might be any circumstance under which we'd consider eating koalas.

  • PillowCaseStain
    PillowCaseStain 2 месяца назад

    Disliked because you insulted Don Papa John.

  • jamie wall
    jamie wall 2 месяца назад

    Planned Parenthood:
    We love choice...
    And infanticide

  • Alex Naples
    Alex Naples 2 месяца назад

    My brother does online charter school and has logged twice in the last month

  • TheFreePantheist
    TheFreePantheist 2 месяца назад

    This is why all schools should be private

  • Aromas2504
    Aromas2504 2 месяца назад

    Not koalas!!! 🐨

  • Kyle Stafford
    Kyle Stafford 2 месяца назад +1

    Charter schools, with their lack of oversight and controversial practices, have become one of the most controversial topics of today's society. Charter schools are publicly funded schools that are managed privately, supposedly to focus on core areas and to get away from the “red tape” of public schools. Charter schools got their start in the US in the 1990s, and today, there are more than 6,900 charter schools with 3.1 million students enrolled. With the amount of charter schools today, and with the recent election of Donald Trump, and the appointment of his Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, charter schools seem to be in the news now more than ever. While charter schools may have their benefits, many of them do not have proper oversight, which leads to many unintended and problematic consequence. If charter schools are to succeed in the future, they need oversight in order to give students, parents, and teachers the best opportunity to learn and succeed.
    While there is a lack of oversight at Charter Schools, they do have their benefits. Many Charter Schools have focuses on specific areas. For example, one charter school in the area might have a focus area on Liberal Arts, and another might have a focus on STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. While charter schools may only offer a slight advantage over public schools in reading and math test scores, studies have shown that they help minority and underprivileged students in those scores. Charter schools often have cutting edge technology, such as 3D printers, wind tunnels, among other things. Many charter schools are also online, which provides students with an online curriculum that can be flexible and self paced, allowing students to finish classes early. With charter schools being publicly funded, if performed correctly, they can get away from the red tape bureaucracies of public schools while also being held accountable to parents and the public. While there many benefits of charter schools, these benefits will mean nothing if charter schools do not have proper oversight and are not managed properly.
    Unfortunately, Many Charter Schools do not have enough oversight or are not organized enough to provide these benefits to these students. Often times, charter schools are set up with little oversight and a lack of planning in the curriculum and sometimes can’t even find a location, as is the case for a Los Angeles Elementary School. This lack of planning and oversight can have disastrous consequences for students and parents. Sometimes, charter schools shut down in the middle of the school year, displacing students and leaving them without an education. Such is the case for another LA charter school, in which 116 students were displaced just a couple weeks into the school year. Other times, administrators and others will use charter schools to make a profit. While there are ways to profit off of charter schools legally, often times they will do so illegally by money laundering. An example of this is when I was going into my sophomore year in high school, it was announced that my school under investigation by the FBI. It had turned out that the head administrator had embezzled money to make a profit to pay for a lavish house, a dozen cars. The school was threatened with closing, and it appeared I might not have a school for the coming year. Fortunately, the school was not closed, and I eventually graduated, but cases like this happen all over the nation. A common method of money laundering that occurs is when the charter school and charter management organization (CMO) are run by the same person, thereby allowing the owner of said company to profit, and raise prices to make even more money. There is also concern that that charter schools are competing with public schools, thereby diverting resources from public schools and possibly reducing the funding, or closing them entirely. While the current state of charter schools is filled with mismanagement, lack of oversight, and administrators taking funds; the future of charter schools may hold even more if something is not done.
    The future of charter schools is uncertain. While the number of charter schools have increased drastically since the 1990s, so has the criticisms against them and their practices. Charter schools have now gotten national attention for their lack of oversight, money laundering, and the like. On the other hand, charter schools have also gotten attention for some positive things. Many programs have found proven success in charter schools, and as stated before, many minority and underprivileged students benefit from charter schools. Perhaps the greatest indication of the future of charter schools is the recent election of U.S. President Donald Trump, and his pro charter school and voucher Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. DeVos is a staunch supporter of charter schools and vouchers, which is money given by the district to parents to use in public, charter, and private schools. The future could see a dramatic increase in charter schools, along with vouchers and private schools and homeschooling. The future could also see more mismanagement and illegal activities if the Education Department continues to ignore these problems.
    In conclusion, charter schools are a complicated subject. Charter schools do have their benefits, which include focuses on core areas and the fact that they help underprivileged and minority students. However, many charter schools lack oversight, and as a result, many have abused the charter school system for profit, often at the expense of the students, parents, and teachers. The future of charter schools looks bright, especially with recent development, but before the system is expanded to be even larger, government officials and parents alike might want to take a look before investing in them.

  • raunch
    raunch 2 месяца назад

    John I love you but if you talk shit about cheesesteaks one more time I'm gonna have to kick your ass.

  • Alysa Natarte
    Alysa Natarte 2 месяца назад

    As someone who went to a charter school, I gotta say, while I completely acknowledge the fact that there needs to be better Charter School regulation laws, some charter schools are crappy, and its not a perfect system, I think your really misrepresenting them here. Charter school (both online and in person) are just as valid a form of education as public school is. The whole fricking education sytem in its entire sucks and needs better laws. Don't blame charter schools for the governments lack of F's to give about education. Better laws to prevent ALL schools from sucking is needed, not just charters, which atleast where I'm from, was the best I was gonna get in my area. The best school option was a charter, and it was better then you are portraying here. Anyways, that being said, I do occationaly enjoy your show so, no hate.

    • Lavenia Hewes
      Lavenia Hewes 10 дней назад +1

      Alysa Natarte I agree. I go to a charter STEM school and I think It is the best school I could go to right now. :)

  • Athena Primrose
    Athena Primrose 2 месяца назад

    Let's be honest anytime they show a map you immediately look at your state

  • Ashlynneatscookies
    Ashlynneatscookies 2 месяца назад

    Oi, Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches are freaking awesome! If they're made with actual cheese and meat xD

    • BlackSmith2099
      BlackSmith2099 2 месяца назад +1

      Ashlynneatscookies which they are

  • Eva Martin
    Eva Martin 2 месяца назад

    Pregnancy component confidence repair twice nod.

  • Alex Nunn
    Alex Nunn 3 месяца назад

    Papa johns is disgusting

  • Tiago Blanch
    Tiago Blanch 3 месяца назад

    Really how can people compare education (or health) with a restaurant or a common business operation...

  • Frank De Leon
    Frank De Leon 3 месяца назад

    He is so funny

  • SenatorConfer
    SenatorConfer 3 месяца назад

    I thought that the Olsen Twins were a big conspiracy

  • Molly Mitchell
    Molly Mitchell 3 месяца назад

    I graduated from a charter high school in Ohio. It was a great experience for me, but a lot of students took advantage of the lack of structure. Also, the building was deteriorating and we lacked supplies and resources. But overall, I'm incredibly thankful to have gone to a school that really did try to make a difference.

  • Sam Girardin
    Sam Girardin 3 месяца назад

    Why are we turning grade school and high school into college and university systems?
    And thats just a shitty system.

  • Tally Jones
    Tally Jones 3 месяца назад

    I attended a really good online charter school in Pennsylvania. I feel lucky now, seeing what I could have ended up with.

  • The Jebdude
    The Jebdude 3 месяца назад


  • Asbestos Fish
    Asbestos Fish 3 месяца назад

    All hail the nihilanth, and all men must die.

  • KingQwertzlbrmpf
    KingQwertzlbrmpf 3 месяца назад

    11:48 Are you seriously suprised that a christian is picking and choosing whatever he/she wants from the bible?

  • ThePestyWizard
    ThePestyWizard 3 месяца назад

    I was literally eating Papa John's during his bit. Why you gotta call me out? Why can't you Johns just get along?

  • Sundaydish1
    Sundaydish1 3 месяца назад

    Bloody hell no wonder Americans grow up thick as pig shit.

  • ElGringoGrandeLatte Gringo
    ElGringoGrandeLatte Gringo 3 месяца назад +1

    even though you're a sassanach.. right on.