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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  • Alfred Bitchcock
    Alfred Bitchcock 2 дня назад


  • hash
    hash 4 дня назад +1

    "It's a little hard to hear the man who just defunded Planned Parenthood talk about the importance of choice."
    Mmm, but Planned Parenthood literally kills babies. There is a huge difference there, Mr. Oliver.

  • Major woody
    Major woody 4 дня назад

    We don't have these schools in Kentucky or I don't know where one is. But it seems to me these thing's should just be shut down and the kids should just go to a regular school like everybody else. Public schools do suck but at least all the kids are getting the exact same worthless education and that would settle the matter right there.

  • drew bales
    drew bales 4 дня назад

    A former charter schools executive - accused of stealing school board funds - was identified Wednesday as the man who was shot dead during a confrontation with police officers.
    Trayvon Mitchell, 38, of Fort Lauderdale, died Sunday around 7:40 p.m. He was suspected of pointing a gun at a man and stealing his book bag at a Plantation bus stop.
    Lauderhill police released security videos Wednesday of Mitchell that showed him after the armed robbery at 800 N. State Road 7 in Plantation, coming out of a hiding place and apparently carrying a handgun while running through an empty parking lot, Lauderhill Police Lt. Michael Santiago said.
    Mitchell was pursued by police officers and K-9s from Davie and Plantation to the backyard of a home in the 700 block of Northwest 39th Ave. in Lauderhill, where he was shot and died, Santiago said.

  • Smash Er
    Smash Er 5 дней назад

    Greedy fucks want to squeeze every last penny out of us. They want the education system to be like the healthcare system. And people wonder why so many young people don't see communism as such a bad option.

  • Enlightened Dystopian
    Enlightened Dystopian 5 дней назад

    10:00 You're arguing with Libertarian economics John, be very careful. . . they don't stop until they've crushed you in an argument.

  • Blah
    Blah 5 дней назад

    Some charter schools are brilliant. Some are terrible. Find a way to judge schools evenly and then close down the schools that don’t work. Exceptions made for ones that target people with mental disabilities because of course they wouldn’t perform as well unless given accommodation (there is a school that targets dyslexic students and they weren’t given bigger text or read to or anything at all)

  • Max Headrom
    Max Headrom 5 дней назад

    For profit charter schools were abandoned in Sweden.

  • Matthew Kuchinski
    Matthew Kuchinski 8 дней назад

    Unfortunately, this old scam is not new, though it surprisingly did not start with education. In military units of the 17th and 18th centuries, their commanders would be required by the state to provide the number of troops in the unit so that they could then give the funding required to pay off some of the soldiers' food and equipment. In plenty of cases, the officer in charge would over report with phantom soldiers, thus pocketing some of the funds for personal gain.

  • Sarato
    Sarato 10 дней назад

    Corporations and capitalism sure sucks. =(

  • Drakshl
    Drakshl 10 дней назад

    i do find it interesting that you flat out deny the idea of competition driving improvement and. innovation in a capitalist system

    • Drakshl
      Drakshl 10 дней назад

      although obviously I agree on the topic of charter schools not being a suitable market in which that can be relied upon

  • xxCrazyIzzyxx
    xxCrazyIzzyxx 11 дней назад

    Ok all the people defending charter schools and attacking John Oliver...did a charter school sign a contract to suck your dick for all time? Cause really you all keep making non-arguments and it's a bit pathetic.

  • richardmtl
    richardmtl 11 дней назад

    that's just corruption; opening a back door to funnel money

  • casprr
    casprr 12 дней назад

    Look up “Riverhead Charter School Lawsuit” on google. I used to go there and the story is just... yikes.

  • abcd efgh
    abcd efgh 12 дней назад

    Whatever. It's all a fucking joke

  • Eniola Nduka
    Eniola Nduka 13 дней назад

    Pink Floyd went to my school

  • face punch
    face punch 13 дней назад

    cheese wiz is the way to go, fuck white cheese

  • VocalV
    VocalV 14 дней назад

    9:00 I think he met Philadelphia not Pennsylvania. Honest mistake

  • EnigmaDrath
    EnigmaDrath 15 дней назад

    "Education is first, last and always a business."
    Good grief.

  • MsWhoEverWhatEver
    MsWhoEverWhatEver 16 дней назад

    Here is the problem... people are turning to charter schools because public schools in poor area are for shit and are already fucking up their kid’s lives!

  • Dan Dubya
    Dan Dubya 17 дней назад

    He didn't make a Dick Wolf joke! We are truly evolved, lads!!

  • BlueBell22
    BlueBell22 17 дней назад

    bought and paid for by the national teachers union.

  • Sylvester Banini
    Sylvester Banini 20 дней назад

    180 -180=3 , quick mafs.

  • Ingemar Kenyatta
    Ingemar Kenyatta 21 день назад

    Schools are bad across the board in the USA. Public schools have a similar, worse in many ways, track record. The big difference is that you can't shut down a failing public school. They go on failing their students for generations.

  • Nyah Notrealname
    Nyah Notrealname 21 день назад

    American socialism at its finest.

  • NachoSpy Cerouno
    NachoSpy Cerouno 21 день назад

    0:40 what's the song he says?

  • Patryk C
    Patryk C 22 дня назад

    This explains all the flat earth people

  • Radio Laboratory
    Radio Laboratory 22 дня назад

    f**k u johnboy Philly cheese steaks rule.
    & we got the pizza shops too. GFYS

  • Scott B
    Scott B 23 дня назад

    I hate product placement. It makes me not trust them......

  • Naþan Ø
    Naþan Ø 23 дня назад

    Question: When John says "You're basically giving kids a box containing video games, pornography, and long division, and claiming '100% of them chose the right one'", is "the right one" the video games or the pornography?

  • SmokeStack
    SmokeStack 23 дня назад

    Wow!!!! We really really need to pay more attention to fraudulent charter schools.

  • Diraac Dropper
    Diraac Dropper 23 дня назад

    Looooool yeah and America is 1# in everything. At least we know why they are stupid now. Move to Canada

  • Joseph Valentin
    Joseph Valentin 23 дня назад

    Chill on the Philly Fans joke - last I check we are Super Bowl Champs!

  • Gavin McNair
    Gavin McNair 23 дня назад

    09:07 fuck you!

  • Mycel
    Mycel 23 дня назад

    dude, that's a lot of pizzagate references. xD

  • The Fisheye
    The Fisheye 25 дней назад

    Pa also has the worst roads

  • Gabriel B.
    Gabriel B. 25 дней назад

    Are you saying Pappa Johns is bad because if so you look like a squashed English muffin that has become a home for a rat. If not love that show keep it up

  • High Dragon
    High Dragon 26 дней назад

    "you undermined your point" no you just dont get the point apparently

  • carlwinslo
    carlwinslo 26 дней назад

    I have wanted to go back to school as an adult but have a severe anxiety disorder. The John Oliver academy for nervous boys sounds right up my fucking alley! And odds are it would be better than the majority of education i ever received on the state level and that isnt even a joke. Open the school John!

  • Thomas  Divelbiss
    Thomas Divelbiss 27 дней назад

    Fucking hell, listening to these politicians talk about schools like they are businesses is sickening.

  • panchi shah
    panchi shah 27 дней назад

    oooooohh... Thank god I didn't grow up there...

  • Rosemary Williams
    Rosemary Williams 27 дней назад


  • M. M.
    M. M. 28 дней назад

    Criminal and crazy.

  • M. M.
    M. M. 28 дней назад

    Stealing from students and being allowed to do it is criminal. What the hell is wrong with these supossedly adults. No wonder Trump likes charter schools.

  • enzmondo
    enzmondo 29 дней назад

    This is before proofs started to come out that shows the Olsen twins are actually just one person moving really fast making it seem like she is two

  • Regina Robin
    Regina Robin 29 дней назад


  • bigmedge
    bigmedge 29 дней назад

    Jesus this guy & his socialist bullshit. Public schools are mostly shit & teachers unions look out for teachers’ interests , not students . This guy is the king of cherry picking statistics . He ought to watch & learn from John Stossel’s report about charter schools & his special Stupid in America about how overall shitty out public schools are.

  • Regina Robin
    Regina Robin 29 дней назад


  • ozzie mandius
    ozzie mandius Месяц назад

    America the richest country in the world does not care about Education for the poor .

  • Kathy Thompson
    Kathy Thompson Месяц назад

    Take the time to teach the children, individually and in groups. Allow competition to build strength and confidence. Take away grades however give credit where credit is earned.

  • Gwenyth Zeis-Miller
    Gwenyth Zeis-Miller Месяц назад

    Say all you want about Pennsylvania charter schools, but City Charter High School (which I attend) has the highest rating in Pittsburgh and is by far the best school in this area. Other charter schools, not so much. This is truly the issue with charter schools; their lack of consistent positive results. Some are fantastic and many aren't.

  • Jane Doe
    Jane Doe Месяц назад

    Lmao, I graduated from a white hat management school. It was awful. They often gave you the answers to tests if you didn't know that answer so that you'd score over a C.

  • Spaz Matic
    Spaz Matic Месяц назад

    Yeah, what could go wrong? Ask David Karesh, Sodom and Gomorrah,Rome,Chernobyl,Japan,Germany,Aztecs, and any other extinct civilizations...maybe the Prussian Invasion of blah blah blah...?

  • asherael
    asherael Месяц назад


  • Sandi Billingsley
    Sandi Billingsley Месяц назад

    Charter Schools will be responsible for causing factions in the United States, as opposed to Public Schools which made America the Melting Pot. Look into the charter schools run by Jeff Warrens. He taught his students that he was the president and that women were the only people who could be arrested.

  • Giovanna Greeff
    Giovanna Greeff Месяц назад

    I worked for a charter school. The administration fired many people weekly, called me a teaching assistant but made me teach Reading and Mathematics to small groups of kids even though I had no teaching degree, administration told us we had to change grades to nothing less than a "C" for the first grades that went out and reprimanded those that didn't.
    I quit and was reprimanded for not providing a consistent face to the kids in my class.

    • Giovanna Greeff
      Giovanna Greeff Месяц назад

      Oh, and the founders of the school are related to a member on the board of education for our state.
      Nepotism. Good times.

  • Richard Servello
    Richard Servello Месяц назад

    I miss when there was more to the news than just our idiot "president". Hopefully this tragic period of our history will end soon and John can get back to real reports.

  • treedevil
    treedevil Месяц назад

    pizza shop is totally a term tho... maybe not one than john/his writers use, but i've heard it plenty of times and a quick google search shows lots of places call themselves that. i hate it when good jokes are undermined by being straight-up wrong

  • Jason Morris
    Jason Morris Месяц назад

    No the Olsen twins are just one person moving back and forth very fast

  • Lisbeth Stephens
    Lisbeth Stephens Месяц назад

    When the charters fail the children come back to the public school. Teachers have to give extra help to get students up to speed. When children misbehave in charters, they are dismissed and dropped from enrollment. Public schools cannot. Teachers and administrators have to deal with problem kids.

  • Sandra Gouthro
    Sandra Gouthro Месяц назад

    Betsy Devos went to a charter school. She got right smart.

  • Kane Cazares
    Kane Cazares Месяц назад

    Anyone here after Betsy DeVos on 60 Minutes?

  • Ulquiorra Cifer
    Ulquiorra Cifer Месяц назад

    I stopped eating Jello because it contains a product that requires them to kill cows.

  • Saad Salman
    Saad Salman Месяц назад

    11:00 so somebody else is apparently using the Bible to justify greed again?
    How stupid do these people think we are? "Yeah, if I use this religion that emphasises modesty and charity to justify me being a greedy bitch, people will buy it."

  • Barry Pearson
    Barry Pearson Месяц назад
    These people are career criminals.

  • Jayadeep Ravi Varma
    Jayadeep Ravi Varma Месяц назад

    Why 3!!! Out of 180!!

  • abjaaksm
    abjaaksm Месяц назад

    Not everyone is going to love charter schools but the best years of my schooling growing up were at a charter school. I had stellar teachers, great teaching techniques, and a wonderful environment. It had its flaws, but I think its strengths surpassed the weaknesses. As far as attendance- lol that was never padded at our school. If you weren't 5 minutes early to first period you got reprimanded. Obviously every charter school is different.

  • people's republic of liberland
    people's republic of liberland Месяц назад +1


  • Raphael alexandre yensen
    Raphael alexandre yensen Месяц назад

    To be fair most business's collapse in 2 years so this isn't surprising they kinda need to get their feet and then their gait.

  • Niklaus Zbinden
    Niklaus Zbinden Месяц назад

    Charter Schools are not 'free market'. They are more like a market then public school, but clearly tax funded schools can not be free market. Seems to me the parents should be reporting what school their children goes to rather then the school reporting it. I support these laws, but they clearly need to evolve and improve over time. They are not a magic bullet.

  • Guglix
    Guglix Месяц назад

    Using religion to excuse lavish spending, fuck that! 11:12

  • The Undead Mage
    The Undead Mage Месяц назад

    FLVS ftw

  • Not Quite Sane
    Not Quite Sane Месяц назад

    Rip, I go to high school in Nevada and all the schools here and so grossly incompetent. After a shooting at a middle school my high school's admin decided to make the school single entrance when there were 3 entrances prior so now if there was a fire the fire trucks can't get in, all the walls are lined with asbestos but they're also in disrepair and my chemistry teacher in sophomore year had neither a teaching degree nor a chemistry degree. It's a pretty sad state, especially when all the successful people in it just move to Oregon

  • Alto Viola
    Alto Viola Месяц назад

    When you live in Dayton Ohio and hear about that horrible woman everywhere.

  • Ciaran Tanner
    Ciaran Tanner Месяц назад

    we don't have many charter schools in canada *lol*

  • Lucas Denault
    Lucas Denault Месяц назад

    Where I live, we don't have charter schools lol

  • Lauvet Reyes
    Lauvet Reyes Месяц назад

    I would love for you to look into charter schools in Puerto Rico. The government wants to implement them. With all the corruption over here... we are fucked.

  • TheSapphireGamer
    TheSapphireGamer Месяц назад

    I went to a charter school RMAE and it was awesome

  • Joshua Brown
    Joshua Brown Месяц назад +2

    But the entire point is that bad schools close and good schools stay!

  • The Second Gamertag 495
    The Second Gamertag 495 Месяц назад +4

    That is rude, In Australia we may eat Kangaroos and Crocodiles but you must be sick! To suggest eating a Koala!

  • Panda Explains
    Panda Explains Месяц назад

    I’m setting up a gofundme to get these charter schools back into bisnose.

  • Tremor Drake
    Tremor Drake Месяц назад

    I didn't get the harambee joke??

  • Liam Obacz
    Liam Obacz Месяц назад

    And whats actually scary. Trayvon Mitchell was actually shot and killed while trying to rob someone for his bookbag. And he was also facing charges for stealing money from his Charter school

  • Daniel Ryan
    Daniel Ryan Месяц назад

    Correct me if I am wrong, but charter schools strikes me as one of those “only in America” kind of stories and are really a product of our unique US cultural thinking. Absolutely other countries are outperforming the US in educational standards, but here in this country we blame teachers unions and gubbmint rather than considering we have just failed to adapt our education standards. A friend of mine who started her daughter in pre-school in the US but got assigned to service in Okinawa compared the two and she said in the US kids in preschool just learn arts and crafts-in Japan they start them off immediately on reading, writing, math, and languages. Worth considering.

  • May Green
    May Green Месяц назад

    I actually enjoyed the mysteries of laura.

  • fiercekittie pokiemon
    fiercekittie pokiemon Месяц назад


  • timpyrules
    timpyrules Месяц назад

    the more I watch this and Adam Ruins Everything the more I believe we should start a new game this savefile is too full of shit

  • Jimmie Carpe Diem
    Jimmie Carpe Diem 2 месяца назад +1

    First Season? That was the first fucking episode 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Erick Gonzalez-Hernandez
    Erick Gonzalez-Hernandez 2 месяца назад

    KIPP is trash

  • Trixie DeLight
    Trixie DeLight 2 месяца назад

    Welcome to the ideocratic circle. The crappier the quality of instruction and the more authoritarian the culture of the institution the greater the number of Right Wing Dings and Capitalist Tools that institution will produce. Dings+Tools= Corpo NeoFeudal Fascism and Borald Treltsin as Conman in Chief. Capitalism is moral corruption and Totalitarian Capitalism is when the ethics of the market are metastasized to every corner, crevice and facet of society. There is no escape and no sanctuary from some Corporati trying to pick your pocket.

  • A Gaytheist
    A Gaytheist 2 месяца назад

    I went to a charter school from kindergarten to 8th grade. The instruction wasn’t any different from public schools and the kids weren’t any smarter. The reason it had the highest standardized test score in the State was because they filled our heads with test taking strategies. They taught you to reason your way to a correct answer instead of actually knowing the material so you got an artificially high score. Once they had the highest scores in the state, they used that for marketing and PR purposes. Charter schools are a shell game for naive parents.

  • Shelby
    Shelby 2 месяца назад +3

    Well, shit. As a pregnant mother I've been looking into future schooling options for my child and a charter school seemed like a great option... But I live in Ohio and after watching this video and how unregulated Ohio charters are, I'm definitely going to do more research.

    • Ha Bach
      Ha Bach Месяц назад

      From the comments here it depends on the individual schools as well. Good luck with your kid!

  • Barett Cune
    Barett Cune 2 месяца назад

    the 2nd note that "bisnose" kid left said "dear mom and dad, I hate my life." ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Daniel A. Thyringer
    Daniel A. Thyringer 2 месяца назад

    Kristallo simply lying?

  • Daniel A. Thyringer
    Daniel A. Thyringer 2 месяца назад

    I am much to anxious to appreciate that.

  • Daniel A. Thyringer
    Daniel A. Thyringer 2 месяца назад

    Depends on popular votes which laws to fight for without a call.

  • Daniel A. Thyringer
    Daniel A. Thyringer 2 месяца назад

    Papal Johns

  • Daniel A. Thyringer
    Daniel A. Thyringer 2 месяца назад

    Can you add a pickle thrown on half of the floor?

  • Daniel A. Thyringer
    Daniel A. Thyringer 2 месяца назад

    It is far and semi full of feces. What did you expect is what they prey on.