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

  • Опубликовано:  9 месяцев назад
  • 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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  • Длительность: 18:13
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Комментарии: 8 989

  • Dank Memes
    Dank Memes 1 день назад


  • Crystalline Blue
    Crystalline Blue 1 день назад

    Is USA capable of organizing ANY Private sector-Government partnership project that doesn't spiral into financial corruption?
    It appears that theft of tax revenues is viewed as a macho 'achievement' by the 'business community'. :-( These guys wouldn't rob a bank yet they believe it is okay to rob taxpayers...So illogical!

  • Alana Walker
    Alana Walker 2 дня назад

    I'm rewatching this just because I've been living in New Mexico for a few years now, and I've mostly just seen charter schools here. New Mexico is the least educated state last time I checked. There's a lot of factors for that but after hearing about all the charter schools I think I see why...

  • Lisa Burke
    Lisa Burke 2 дня назад

    There are a lot of people dumping on charter schools after watching a video that showcased a couple dozen out of literally hundreds that suck. All universities, public and private are saddling over 60% of their respective student bodies in life altering debt and yet you or someone you know has a kid cramming for SATs to get in line for an overpriced degree.
    Not every charter school is doing a great job, clearly, but you can find just as many examples as showcased here showing the benefits of charters. I worked for one and for the past 5 years the school has outranked all neighboring public schools in testing, reading comprehension, and math. There's a waiting list.
    Not everyone is out to make bank, just like you can find universities (albeit far fewer proportionately) that put students and faculty above admins. John Oliver picks a few schools in Florida and Ohio to piss on, but there are many in NY and elsewhere that are doing amazing jobs and turning out bright kids more capable than their PS counterparts.
    The greatest benefit of a charter is giving the public the opportunity (because we are the land of opportunity, remember) the chance to provide a better education for their children when the default public option isn't an option. Yes, some will fail, in which case go to the the lesser of two evils--public school--but some will thrive as shining examples of what the future of American education can be. 
    If every school modelled themselves after the best of charter schools, America's international education ranking would improve dramatically.

  • Human Being
    Human Being 3 дня назад

    I was taken from my real mother, she had something done to her nose, and my foster parents I believe molested us on camera. But they never lost their nose. Considering what snakes and wasps do to our minds, I think they can even make their slaves molest each other.

  • Human Being
    Human Being 3 дня назад

    I have a few comments on this piece. First of all, kids should not be watching computer screens all day, considering what they do to our minds. Second of all, victims of child abuse are having marks put on their face and those doing that are reversing the blame on victims. I think initially they started attacking rapists and pedophiles and started marking them, and then they retaliated on anyone who was a victim and witness by doing the same to us. I have had attacks made on me by things that are obviously missing their nose and I think they're accused of pedophilia, but like I said, I think victims are having the same thing done to them, victimizing us twice. We are rape victims who they are now trying to call rapists.

  • Chrisjay96
    Chrisjay96 3 дня назад

    Dicks out for Harambee

  • Ana Corrales
    Ana Corrales 5 дней назад

    N n n n n n n n n

  • rozenblaadje129
    rozenblaadje129 5 дней назад

    3:38 What does they other one say? You can't fuck me up like this

  • Mary Ellen W
    Mary Ellen W 7 дней назад

    I went to a charter schools

  • relix7373
    relix7373 7 дней назад

    As a former student from chicago public schools with a lot of friends in charters I can say that by and large the anti-charter propaganda here is fomented by the teacher's union and idiotic far left groups. The teacher's because they want to get paid even more than their already exorbitant contracts afford, and the far left groups because they're too stupid and dogmatic to see otherwise.

    Charters are affordable (something Chicago and Illinois desperately need). They provide a decent if not equal or sometimes superior level of education to kids who by and large aren't going to use it anyways. Most public schools in areas which require charters are unattended, underachieving shitholes sucking cash, everyone is better off without them. And finally they actually recognize two of the most important truths about the grand education and economic lies that have been told the last twenty years: 1. not everyone needs an education to have a successful life and 2. education is not an end all, be all panacea to poverty, inequality and every other issue you decide to arbitrarily link it to. Charters choose to offer kids job training and try to motivate them into finding work, what little there is to go around frequently.

    The reason poor people stay poor on the South side isn't because of lack of education, it's because of a lack of jobs. The south side is twice as large as the north with half as many people, because there are miles of empty lots and burnt out buildings with nothing happening economically outside gangbanging. Giving a kid a high school diploma by teaching her algebra and biology does nothing to change the fact that there are no jobs for her where she lives, certainly not good paying ones.

    Even worse, this goes beyond high school, affirmative action has twisted everyone into believing college is an even better solution and now we send the chosen few amongst disadvantaged groups to colleges, minorities who frequently were already fairly well off or just plain smarter than their peers. This leaves the bulk of those disadvantaged still in the hole though. Sure you can argue this will flatten out over decades but why wait that long. No progress is made and everyone feels good: dumb.

  • Angie Gutierrez
    Angie Gutierrez 7 дней назад


  • Jared Thibodaux
    Jared Thibodaux 8 дней назад

    Need I point out the countless failures of public schools? I went to them and I can tell you that they are tragic, I learned more at home then I ever did in class and when a fellow student attacked me with a knife the school did NOTHING about it despite many witnesses and a police report. I dropped out and got my GED the day I turned 17 scoring well above those who stayed in. So I would argue that there are just as many horror stories about our public education system if not more.

  • Rawkitsnipah
    Rawkitsnipah 8 дней назад

    In Ohio, we call them pizza shops. I've never heard of them referred to as anything else seriously here.

  • Jack Sofalot
    Jack Sofalot 9 дней назад


  • Andrew Jensen
    Andrew Jensen 9 дней назад

    Charter schools will pave the way forward. What is effectively for profit schooling will lead a lot of job creation in For Profit Prisons! Trump thinks of everything.

  • Julian Slonim
    Julian Slonim 9 дней назад

    Free market!? you called charter school "Free Market"!?

  • Andrew Jensen
    Andrew Jensen 10 дней назад

    For profit is obviously the secret to fixing public education, just look at the performance of For Profit Universities! Hop on board for a publicly funded Trump University! Teaching Creationism instead of Biology is the way to dig our way out of the STEM cesspool in which we find ourselves.

  • Dan S
    Dan S 10 дней назад

    7:50 Wasn't that a thing in Community?

  • Steffen Nelson
    Steffen Nelson 10 дней назад

    we say pizza shop in the midwest by the way

  • thecocksaysmoo
    thecocksaysmoo 12 дней назад

    hate. charter. schools.

  • Animated gif
    Animated gif 14 дней назад

    Charter school: Rich parent's dream to keep their children away from diversity.

  • Chancellor Banemarck
    Chancellor Banemarck 15 дней назад

    Rest in peace Harambe

  • Naomi Nekomimi
    Naomi Nekomimi 16 дней назад

    He mentioned the steak sandwich at 9:00 or so. I'm not familiar with Pennsylvanian "delicacies". Was he talking about a philly cheese steak? I've never heard of them using cheese wiz, though I've never had one FROM philly so I could be just unaware.

  • Biggie Cheese
    Biggie Cheese 17 дней назад

    10:47 Lisa Ann

  • Tolga Polturgeist
    Tolga Polturgeist 18 дней назад

    That harambe reference and I lost all my respect for John Oliver.

  • Gary Jeffers
    Gary Jeffers 19 дней назад

    I've had a change of heart regarding my tolerance for charter schools in light of Betsy Devos becoming the secretary of education. First of all, how can anyone making a statement that public education is a dead end ever be taken seriously in this position? Devos has an agenda and it is to fatten her wallet at the expense of us all. She's a rich b*tch and thinks she has the only solution. That solution does not include trying to make our public schools better! She destroyed the public school system in Michigan and now this ignorant president is dead set on letting her do the same to every school in the nation. Drumpf is a fraud and Devos is a fraudess. The fact that congress has rubber stamped every person Drumpf has nominated should give us all pause given their views regarding the agency they lead. Americans should cry out loudly against the kind of systematic destruction of government agencies being perpetrated by this administration. Our president is more ignorant of the function of government than most of the people watching videos on YouTube!

  • Naughty Naughterson
    Naughty Naughterson 20 дней назад

    Wow. That fucking Harambe meme. Unexpected.

  • pop5678eye
    pop5678eye 21 день назад

    Politicians are quick to praise things that they don't understand, never examined, but sound like a silver-bullet solution, even if there no actual evidence to support that...

  • Benjamin Lafever
    Benjamin Lafever 21 день назад

    more Pepperoni = better Schools

  • Emmy G
    Emmy G 22 дня назад

    Do not group PA in with Philly. Pittsburgh is nothing like that.

  • Frank Stephens
    Frank Stephens 22 дня назад


    • arthurjeremypearson
      arthurjeremypearson 18 дней назад

      So, charter schools abandon children.

      The government doesn't.

  • AnarchyAlchemist
    AnarchyAlchemist 22 дня назад

    Did anyone else think of the Head Pixie in Fairly Odd Parents when they saw the guy at 12:26, he looks and sounds exactly like him!

  • Rabbot
    Rabbot 22 дня назад

    Bill Cosby is innocent.

  • Widdekuu91
    Widdekuu91 23 дня назад

    I worked in an afterschool daycare that was a bar at night and the rules for the daycare were allright, we had to clean up everything after work and close everything, but from time to time, we found shattered glasses that they'd dropped/wiped under the couch, which is where the children's toys were stored.
    And after one of the kids had a glasssplinter in her hand, because she'd "pinched the diamond from the floor', they changed the rules and made it better.
    Also, I've gone to a nightclub that was located in a school before, to be honest, I was 14 and it wasn't that great.

  • johnfaber100
    johnfaber100 23 дня назад

    Anyone else noticed how the words "this joke has not aged well" have often been in proximity of "Bill Cosby"?

  • awesome__person1
    awesome__person1 24 дня назад

    i was horrified by the harambe references for about 0.1 seconds, until i saw the date

  • deutschesmaedchen
    deutschesmaedchen 25 дней назад

    "He that keeps the law happy is he"-the "law" refers to the Torah, not to civil law.

  • BuzzFeedBeige
    BuzzFeedBeige 28 дней назад

    Do not kill.

  • Jack Leone
    Jack Leone 28 дней назад

    When your states getting ripped a new one and all you can do is agree cause it's bad🙃🙃

  • Amy E Nelson
    Amy E Nelson 28 дней назад

    You're the best John Oliver! Chart Schools seem really flawed! I had a different experience, 15 years ago. My charter school, attended sophomore and junior year, typically had only 30 kids on campus though hundreds were enrolled. Campus was mostly an office, a few class rooms and a gym at a once elementary school. I had pe, extra curricular activities, went to community college, started a home cleaning business and independently completed book work that was then checked by my curricular advisor (one of my current mentors!). Glad my gig was empowering, wish the same for kids in chart schools these days!

  • MrMajinjon
    MrMajinjon 29 дней назад

    not for nothing but he did say from the outset that this would basically be cherry picked data. you could cherry pick data on public schools and get simular issues.

  • Rob Anstine
    Rob Anstine 29 дней назад

    Proverbs says I can spend taxpayer money because Jesus.

  • animalia555
    animalia555 29 дней назад

    119 out of how many? Percentages matter

  • Quettesh
    Quettesh 1 месяц назад

    You should rename the show to: "You are lucky if you don't live here!"

  • strawberryfieldsforever
    strawberryfieldsforever 1 месяц назад

    treating a necessity like education as if it is a business is terrible; imagine if a private company was tasked with building roads.

  • Mewmie
    Mewmie 1 месяц назад

    The pizzeria by my house is literally named "the pizza shoppe"

  • Eliot Everdeen
    Eliot Everdeen 1 месяц назад

    I used to go to a charter school and I loved it. I went there for all of elementary and middle school. The biggest problem my school had was that it kept changing principals, they didn't get enough money, and we had some really crap teachers, although we also had some really good ones. For me, charter school was a good choice, and I think that in a lot of cases it is. I realize that charter schools can be awful, that they seem to be a drain on society, but as a charter school kid, I can tell you that they are so much better than the current public schools. I think that instead of focusing on how good or bad charter schools are, we should fix the public education system so we don't need them. If public schools were run like charter schools, albeit with better policies, our country would be much better off. I know some of you will disagree with me, but this is my opinion as a charter school kid.

  • Weeaboo Jones
    Weeaboo Jones 1 месяц назад

    This is the video that made me decide to go back to public school
    and I fucking hate public schools. They're terrible, but the last public school I went to wasn't a money laundering scheme that didn't even make their own curriculums.

  • T_alsomeGames
    T_alsomeGames 1 месяц назад

    My brother and sister and I went to public schools. I didnt like them much.

    edit: But they wernt that bad!

  • 20hillcy
    20hillcy 1 месяц назад

    I have attended charter schools and have to say that they are profoundly better in most states, just because a many fail does not mean that the idea is not worth supporting. In Milwaukee city the top schools are charter and the same for Denver.  These are just two examples in which I have experience with and I am sure that there are many more.  If you have ever visited a public school board meeting you may understand why charter schools are such an appealing option.

  • Gregoron Blackbane
    Gregoron Blackbane 1 месяц назад

    Please tell me I'm not the only one flabbergasted by that incestuous threesome joke.

  • Eric Bear
    Eric Bear 1 месяц назад

    I live in Ohio, and one of the reasons Planned Parenthood was defunded by Governor Kasich was because they were caught Illegally selling aborted baby parts to the illegal organ market. You conveniently left out that important detail.

    • arthurjeremypearson
      arthurjeremypearson 18 дней назад

      No, not really. Read snopes. No convictions. Mostly speculation.

  • brooklyn jb
    brooklyn jb 1 месяц назад

    Wait what is hey ya about lol

  • Anime Girl
    Anime Girl 1 месяц назад

    Surprisingly enough, when you make things like education and healthcare for-profit it sucks.

  • Gaspar Peralta
    Gaspar Peralta 1 месяц назад

    ''Education is first last and always a business'' sure it ain't a social right or something important for people

  • Jason Dale
    Jason Dale 1 месяц назад

    screw off john, cheese steaks are delicious

  • markdask
    markdask 1 месяц назад

    The US is undergoing the same death as the Roman, and many other empires. When a system deprives its own children it is in its death throwes. Rampant capitalism in the US is comparable with what led to the French revolution - when greed overtook morals. Lets just hope the US does not chuck all its nukes outa the pram before 'Muricans finally accept the 21st century. And let's end this idea that Religion works on a for profit basis - it is what has brought the US to this abysmal state.

  • Olivia B
    Olivia B 1 месяц назад

    John Kasich would make the best math problems (all of his outrageous food comments)

  • Jimin Hyung
    Jimin Hyung 1 месяц назад

    I go to a charter school

  • Mi・ミシェル・미셸 D.
    Mi・ミシェル・미셸 D. 1 месяц назад

    I'm sure Betsy will clean this mess up. :s

  • Aaron Klapheck
    Aaron Klapheck 1 месяц назад

    Found this to be very one-sided. Charter schools can be bad in some areas but look at some of the worst performing public schools and it is shocking what public schools get away with. Most charter schools out perform their public school counterparts. Many in charter schools, like me, were flat out rejected from public school due to mental retardation and we still wind up out performing kids in public school. Charter schools get a fraction of the funding public schools do, take the reject seconds public schools leave behind, and still outperform the public schools. Don't understand how this can even be discussed without showing how much more successful charter schools are than public schools. Bad charter schools are closed down, bad public schools get more money and continue f&%*ing up kids. Charter schools can can get away with shafting kids for a few years before getting shut down, public schools shaft them forever. One system is obviously better than another.

    • arthurjeremypearson
      arthurjeremypearson 18 дней назад

      __"take the reject seconds public schools leave behind, and still outperform the public schools."__

      citation please.

  • Rui Teixeira
    Rui Teixeira 1 месяц назад

    I'm a public schoolers thru and thru

  • Hive Atlas
    Hive Atlas 1 месяц назад

    Charter schools soak up the budget and make it harder low income areas to get good education. I hate them. I used to be for them, but then I studied with an honors college in college. There, a lot of students tuition, whether honors college or not, went to funding honors college events, and even to making a building just for the honors college students. There was a classist divide. The honors college students also took much better classes. Their general ed was completely different. This might make sense because its 'honors'. But I strongly believe that EVERY student should have the opportunity to have good education. It shouldn't be a classist divide. This is the same problem with charter schools.

  • Steven Moses Saldivar
    Steven Moses Saldivar 1 месяц назад

    Don't talk about Pizza John C. you asshole. Your a piece of shit.

  • AK40 KXVIN
    AK40 KXVIN 1 месяц назад

    Fuck charter schools

  • marc nunley
    marc nunley 1 месяц назад

    its weird to see your local news on here

  • Steele Leavey
    Steele Leavey 1 месяц назад


  • MS. Lillie
    MS. Lillie 1 месяц назад

    11:18 that bitch is better than trump

  • MS. Lillie
    MS. Lillie 1 месяц назад

    omg Florida why

  • Ryan Elliott
    Ryan Elliott 1 месяц назад

    I normally don't like Oliver's political commentary; but he can be so goddamn funny when he talks about stuff like this

  • Daniel Orton
    Daniel Orton 1 месяц назад

    The principal and her son (head of the science division) were cook meth in the science lab at my charter school.

  • ChaoticFrost1
    ChaoticFrost1 1 месяц назад

    I went to a charter school for middle and high school. As a product of that system, I watched countless friends drop out before tenth grade including myself and didn't actually learn anything. My last year of middle school my social studies teacher just let us play Risk every single day stating it was " increasing our world knowledge"...We need to regulate charter schools better. Like many others, my principal also "plead guilty to using school funds".

  • Harpy Haiku
    Harpy Haiku 1 месяц назад

    Charter schools don't work very well, yes the teachers can be nice but the higher up staff aren't so friendly here in texas, they shiver at the threat of TEA but still treat both staff and students like babies, teachers get low pay, kids get bad food, heck I've even known some students who gave the teachers money to get them food on their lunch break. I mean yea school food is bad but imagine regular public school food but expired and stale.
    And as nice as the teachers are, the REASON why charter schools prosper in grades is because the work given to them is so easy it's like 2 grade levels below worth of work than the actual grade you're in.

  • EverythingFlo
    EverythingFlo 1 месяц назад

    How to get to Florida: Throw yourself in a trashcan filled with lava

  • EverythingFlo
    EverythingFlo 1 месяц назад

    this is actually a pretty good show

  • Cab00v
    Cab00v 1 месяц назад


  • La Cage à Saad
    La Cage à Saad 1 месяц назад

    As a french prick I knew it was fucked at the very moment John said "Funded by the taxpayers but run privately" How the fuck is that even imaginable ?

  • darwincity
    darwincity 1 месяц назад

    Eh, the first grand-scale experiment with those schools was made in Sweden in the 1990's, with a mix of charter/voucher schools. Increased PISA scores on the short term, and then progressively regressed with the times. However, the Swedish state got to spend less on education at the primary and secondary level, and was able to cut taxes.

  • dgman smile
    dgman smile 1 месяц назад

    charter school close... but if they were a bad public school they would not go out of business and keep on providing bad education

  • Daniella Michelle
    Daniella Michelle 1 месяц назад

    It's true. That is the motto on Nevada state license plates

  • Les Nagy
    Les Nagy 2 месяца назад

    Crazy State of affairs

  • psychokitty444
    psychokitty444 2 месяца назад

    I attended a charter school and I'm tremendously proud of my time there, but thank you for this.

  • James DeWees
    James DeWees 2 месяца назад

    My charter school is complete bullshit, I hate going to it

  • Tonii Ludwig
    Tonii Ludwig 2 месяца назад

    wow Americas school system is fucked up...

  • Harrison Rutledge
    Harrison Rutledge 2 месяца назад

    Fuck Charter Schools. The USA is fucked. Enjoy people lol.

  • Hybrid Spektar
    Hybrid Spektar 2 месяца назад

    Then just send your kid to a public school.

  • Sebastian Villagomez
    Sebastian Villagomez 2 месяца назад

    This is the first video I've seen Pitbull without glasses... weird

  • Frost
    Frost 2 месяца назад

    Putting profit ahead of quality is a growing problem for American consumers.

  • Piat Piat
    Piat Piat 2 месяца назад

    love one another and John Oliver

  • Piat Piat
    Piat Piat 2 месяца назад

    we're better than this

  • Piat Piat
    Piat Piat 2 месяца назад

    we should not mock each other. tearing down someone else reflects the insecurity of one's self

    • Jordthelord1
      Jordthelord1 2 месяца назад

      What are you talking about?

  • Jordan Pedersen
    Jordan Pedersen 2 месяца назад

    I spent my 8th and 9th grade years at an arts charter school in Toledo, OH. It was a good experience, but they focused far too much on the arts and failed to teach students the important skills they needed in college or outside of school. I had to in home teach some college age friends the basics of writing a proper essay because the arts school failed to do so while even the failing public schools could manage to teach such. (May I emphasize this was a failure of the curriculum not of the teachers- they were some of the best teachers I had in middle and high school.)

  • Claire Zimmerman
    Claire Zimmerman 2 месяца назад

    "It's a little hard to hear the man who just defunded Planned Parenthood talk about the importance of choice." DEAD

  • C X
    C X 2 месяца назад

    I go to a A charter school and I just search every single question it is online it is on quiz let and brainly Least to say I will graduate thanks to Google

  • MsHeatherBusby
    MsHeatherBusby 2 месяца назад

    John Oliver, really? the threesome joke with the children? Nice job taking a representation of being a good mom and putting your children before any personal gain OUT OF CONTEXT, and turning it into something repulsive. Your speaking about education while doing something that us teachers despise - taking information out of context for your own personal gain. You're an idiot.

  • Shotgun Matt
    Shotgun Matt 2 месяца назад

    Really good segment. I didn't know about this until now. I graduated from a charter school but only because I was getting pushed by my recruiter to do so. All the other days I didn't even fucking show. Charter schools are pretty Shitty, no one cares in them...

  • Abe Rdz
    Abe Rdz 2 месяца назад

    Very impressive. People think they get a choice. What crap they don't pay attention to.

  • isaiah veirs
    isaiah veirs 2 месяца назад

    did you just shit on papajohn? papas in the house brah gtfo jk luv you jon. fuck everyone else though you monsters.

  • Finn Breuner
    Finn Breuner 2 месяца назад

    But I go to a charter school in Nevada... don't leave me hanging like this!