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 • 9 440

  • Panda Explains
    Panda Explains 9 часов назад

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

  • Tremor Drake
    Tremor Drake 22 часа назад

    I didn't get the harambee joke??

  • Liam Obacz
    Liam Obacz День 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 2 дня 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 3 дня назад

    I actually enjoyed the mysteries of laura.

  • fiercekittie pokiemon
    fiercekittie pokiemon 3 дня назад


  • timpyrules
    timpyrules 4 дня 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 5 дней назад +1

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

  • Erick Gonzalez-Hernandez
    Erick Gonzalez-Hernandez 7 дней назад

    KIPP is trash

  • Trixie DeLight
    Trixie DeLight 8 дней 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 9 дней 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 11 дней назад +1

    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.

  • Barett Cune
    Barett Cune 11 дней назад

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

  • Daniel Thyringer
    Daniel Thyringer 15 дней назад

    Kristallo simply lying?

  • Daniel Thyringer
    Daniel Thyringer 15 дней назад

    I am much to anxious to appreciate that.

  • Daniel Thyringer
    Daniel Thyringer 15 дней назад

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

  • Daniel Thyringer
    Daniel Thyringer 15 дней назад

    Papal Johns

  • Daniel Thyringer
    Daniel Thyringer 15 дней назад

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

  • Daniel Thyringer
    Daniel Thyringer 15 дней назад

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

  • Daniel Thyringer
    Daniel Thyringer 15 дней назад

    Whoha... who is on wire.

  • Daniel Thyringer
    Daniel Thyringer 15 дней назад

    They know and I am sure they try to score in some ancient charter school dialect

  • Elleigh Angel
    Elleigh Angel 16 дней назад

    Yeah education in nevada sucks all of the students are ashamed but no adults really care

  • Shakeena Jones
    Shakeena Jones 16 дней назад

    We do call it a "pizza shop" in brooklyn

  • Frank Chen
    Frank Chen 16 дней назад
    Trayvon Mitchell, 38, a suspected armed robber and former charter schools executive who was facing trial for stealing school board funds, died Sunday after police shot him in Plantation.

  • Ryan Wenzler
    Ryan Wenzler 17 дней назад

    Are those students at 3:23 all wearing camo uniforms?

  • Eddie Van Horn
    Eddie Van Horn 18 дней назад

    I went to a charter in 4th grade doing all of my homework in public school, never missing a day with a 3-4 gpa. They didn't have homework. I left back to public school the next year (my teacher in charter was a dick) and ever since I haven't been able to keep up on homework, and I learned what procrastination is as well. For the past 4 years I've had a 2.0-2.9 gpa. No better. The school went to 8th grade and even though I was only ever in 4th I guarantee you that they were not preparing kids for highschool or life.

  • TheHERBAL39
    TheHERBAL39 18 дней назад

    Is it possible for a girl to go to John Oliver’s School for Nervous Boys? I think it’s my best bet !

  • Random Videos
    Random Videos 18 дней назад

    the point is fuck jell-o

  • The Canine Nutritionist
    The Canine Nutritionist 19 дней назад

    School vouchers funnel money away from already-struggling public schools and children and redistribute tax dollars to private schools and middle-class children.

  • Anuj Khanna
    Anuj Khanna 22 дня назад

    I died at that "180-180 is as those kids might put it,...3! "
    Holy fuck!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣

  • Laura Steele
    Laura Steele 22 дня назад

    It's not our fault the bell is cracked, and have you ever even tried cheesesteak-or for that matter, British cuisine?
    (Guys I'm half-British, please don't get offended. It's a joke.}

  • F. OPE
    F. OPE 23 дня назад

    Regular public schools work, why do change for the sake of change? It is good to try new things, but when it is to public education, it is important that the government guarantees its universality and its quality, so sometimes transferring responsibilities to third parties, even if partially, is not a good idea.

  • Sean Quigley
    Sean Quigley 24 дня назад +4

    To be fair as John Oliver knows Mary Kate did not plagiarize her sister's face, because they are only one person moving really really fast.

  • KuronoXD
    KuronoXD 24 дня назад

    At least the school didn't turn into a glowing neon, giant pansexual rave, where even the Dean participates.

    • Alice Starr
      Alice Starr 17 дней назад

      KuronoXD ... What's going on at your school?

  • ENTPPolarBear
    ENTPPolarBear 24 дня назад

    Escuse you, Phillie Cheese Steaks are amazing. And so is our bell.

  • ChaoticEnigma
    ChaoticEnigma 25 дней назад

    Am I crazy, or is that Dragonstone from GoT behind him to the left.

  • 4 Sure Pan
    4 Sure Pan 27 дней назад

    I fucking hated the Charter school I whent to. We were supposed to walk with are hands held neatly in front of us while walking down the halls. I once walked down the halls with my hands held like that in back of me, and the teacher yelled at me and took 5 minutes off my recess.

  • Randy H
    Randy H 28 дней назад +1

    WHAAAAT?? Their charter school cafeteria turned into a nightclub every night? People sent their kids there to get a decent education...until kids probably started coming home addicted to cocaine. 🤣

  • sam martino
    sam martino 29 дней назад

    i find you funny and like your Content however dont go around disrespecting philly like that unless your ready to be talking like that in the link at a birds tailgate

  • Peter Regan
    Peter Regan Месяц назад

    So you're going to ignore that Public schools do all these bad things except way more and are allowed to stay open because unlike Charter schools they aren't held accountable when they fuck up? I don't get it, are you just out of touch? Does the fact you weren't fucking raised here have something to do without why you do not have a full blown distrust and hatred for the public school system? Even the Americans who say "I don't hate it" still will concede "But it's a disaster." Have you not heard about everyone talking about how many other countries have better public education? Charter schools kick ass and you are grabbing at a cheap punchline.

    Oh look I made a rant on the internet. I can make a difference! Go read a book.

  • Rebecca Reisman
    Rebecca Reisman Месяц назад

    I went to charter schools for most of my life and I love this piece because it doesn't just depend on student statistics (both good and bad). I graduated in June from a cutting-edge charter school and I hate when people act like how my class is doing post graduation will prove or disprove the system as a whole. Mother Jones published a whole article about us and said my class of 87 will show how well the system works in 4 years (when we graduate from college).

  • LordSear1982
    LordSear1982 Месяц назад

    This is why Brits dont belong in the United States.. Oliver is so clueless that I almost feel sorry for him.

  • Lemuuu_Senpai
    Lemuuu_Senpai Месяц назад

    Shit I’m from Nevada. Give me the story John!

  • preClassic
    preClassic Месяц назад

    I agree with every bad thing said about Pennsylvania here

  • Mary G
    Mary G Месяц назад

    I have to agree with what Kasich said in principle. My daughter went to a public school nearest to our house. We went to the school board numerous times with signatures from parents wanting changes, and they ignored us. We wanted them to teach phonics and a more traditional education. This was in Arizona about 20 or so years ago. My daughter didn't learn anything her first year of kindergarten. Kids were jumping off the desks, and they were teaching in a montesory type way with "stations." The teacher said she wasn't going to her stations. She was five. They were even experimenting by putting two grades in one classroom, so first and second grade combined. Charter schools opened up and we all pulled out our kids and left in droves. My kids got a great education in a charter school whose students consistently scored higher than any other in the county. After the public schools hemorrhaged kids, many of them changed their curriculum to compete with the charter schools. Competition can give parents a voice and power when it comes to their children's education. This idea that public schools always have what's best for your children at heart is patently false. Charter schools do give parents the power to choose and change the choices available. And although corruption is a possibility, that does not mean it has never happened with a public school.

  • nateisanerd
    nateisanerd Месяц назад

    I was in a charter school from 5th to 7th grade and for my 7th grade year I moved to another campus under the same name. When my 7th grade school year started and I got to the new campus, THE BUILDING WAS, AND STILL IS, BEING BUILT!! I’M IN EIGHTH GRADE NOW AND THEY STILL AREN’T DONE CONSTRUCTING THE SCHOOL BUILDING!!

  • Javier Rico
    Javier Rico Месяц назад


  • two birds
    two birds Месяц назад

    I like some of your videos like the one of child labor in children making clothes.And even though I don't have children myself in charter schools I know how bad my public school was and I can tell that children are in many cases doing better.Of course all charter schools are not same.I think the only solution is to improve pubic schools but you trashing all charter schools is not very insightful.I really hope that you can do comedy that has a more solid foundation in the truth rather than only bashing things for the humor.

  • Jairaj Ranchod
    Jairaj Ranchod Месяц назад

    Hey hey hey, all those "worsts" of PA are from Philly. Pittsburgh is awesome, Philly sucks. Get it right.

  • Quincy Boardman
    Quincy Boardman Месяц назад

    Fuck you John...

    I like Billy Joel

  • David Brandschain
    David Brandschain Месяц назад

    should a mentioned rennaissance Academy charter school. one of the best in the area

  • LAIT
    LAIT Месяц назад

    Went to public school in the ghetto. Smart as fuck now. Where do you fucking clowns go to school? Central Africa?

  • SGNRyan
    SGNRyan Месяц назад

    Education is a biznose

  • Kim Jong un
    Kim Jong un Месяц назад

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  • Adi Ahmad
    Adi Ahmad Месяц назад

    I'm still trying to wrap my head around that Bernie support Charter School. Did not see that coming.

  • Ungha Bungha
    Ungha Bungha Месяц назад

    People like Oliver depend on minorities remaining poor and stupid. If Detroit wasn't 50% illiterate, they'd be less likely to keep voting in the same Dems over and over.

  • Rocky Branco
    Rocky Branco Месяц назад

    Rest in peace silver back ..........

  • Philip Frandsen
    Philip Frandsen Месяц назад

    I can't believe you dissed Cheez Whiz lol

    LARGE BOX Месяц назад

    Rest In Peace harambee

  • Bergscast
    Bergscast Месяц назад

    I think all of the hair on his head went straight to his eyebrows

  • JD Productions
    JD Productions Месяц назад

    Yo for real fuck charter schools

  • Mari Kitchen
    Mari Kitchen Месяц назад

    I'm in kipp uprep

  • Ptaradactle Time
    Ptaradactle Time Месяц назад

    Ducks out for his eternal lord, harambe.

  • Hydrasaur
    Hydrasaur Месяц назад

    False! There's only 1 Olsen twin!!!!!

  • Jimmy Gillis
    Jimmy Gillis Месяц назад


  • Evil Gary
    Evil Gary Месяц назад

    RIP, our lord and savior, Harambe.
    Never forget.

  • Jason Rowe
    Jason Rowe Месяц назад

    🅿️It🅱️ull has definitely got jokes 😎😂🐶 And that shit was ABSOLUTELY hilarious‼️✌️👉👌🤣🖕🖕🐶😎🐕😎😂🤣

  • Luis Lomeli
    Luis Lomeli Месяц назад

    Though high schools are teaching advanced algebra, most students cannot solve 1 divided by zero or 1 - /14 - 1/5 =?

  • Luis Lomeli
    Luis Lomeli Месяц назад

    Most importantly, only through school choice we can improve character, work ethic and empty our jails.

  • No Name
    No Name Месяц назад +1

    RIP Harambe...let those who supported taking his life be shown the same lack of fairness and mercy in their own life and death. People ruin everything.

  • Persian Mapper
    Persian Mapper Месяц назад +1

    Roses are red
    People are dummy
    These Harambe memes Are no longer funny

  • BlckCloud73
    BlckCloud73 Месяц назад

    Both my kids left a public school for a charter school. Charter schools are so much better. Basically, if a kid acts like a punk, they kick his/her ass out. That makes such a huge difference.

  • Eemil Jokinen
    Eemil Jokinen Месяц назад

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  • Nadir Almarzouki
    Nadir Almarzouki Месяц назад

    Perform with American English you moved to a complex country to join Comedy Central where you assisted John Stewart who may be depressed. So I don't prefer to hear American from British (any entities)

  • Donna Vorce
    Donna Vorce 2 месяца назад

    With John Oliver revealing the dark underbelly of what happens to our tax dollars, I need to ask the question: Is there even ONE bureaucracy that is working for the people? With honesty, integrity, justice and transparency? . . .

  • Asbestos Fish
    Asbestos Fish 2 месяца назад

    "education is first, last, and always: a business'
    Yes, a business that fails its own goal. A business that reduces thinking, feeling people into robotic drones that have the intellectual level of slime-mould.
    A business that basically works as a renewable source of human suffering and loathing.
    Basically, _a pretty shitty business._

  • Christoph
    Christoph 2 месяца назад

    Did John Oliver just say 'Olsen twins'? We all know there's only one of them.

  • jkh
    jkh 2 месяца назад

    Funny how this comedian paid millions of dollars a year by a billion dollar media corporation always has the same talking points as the DNC. Not that a media company would charge money to advertise a political point..........hmm. Of course they would.

  • RJ Robertson-DeGraaff
    RJ Robertson-DeGraaff 2 месяца назад

    The online charter I go to locks students out of their computer after 4 days without activity and if haven't come into the classroom for a week. Each student must also complete a class every 3 months or they are expelled. That being said, you don't have to take English, Science or Math credits in the years they would normally be taken. So one kid could put off all their math classes until their very last remaining credits, which can fuck up standerdized testing scores. Also many students who take online classes do so because they were failing those classes at traditional schools. This doesn't help test scores either and that can give online charters bad track records test-wise.

  • Joseph Simpson
    Joseph Simpson 2 месяца назад +31

    1:32 I think that was the sound of someone's sides literally splitting.

  • Nyah Ewan
    Nyah Ewan 2 месяца назад

    Noooo I love the mysteries of Laura!! Btw isn’t Florida just sooooo great...proud Floridian 😂

  • Carolyn N
    Carolyn N 2 месяца назад

    That Pink Floyd joke in the beginning really got me interested

  • Reese Games
    Reese Games 2 месяца назад

    Isn’t this getting weird
    Really are dangerous
    Read the first letters of each word 😂

  • Box-O-Cookies
    Box-O-Cookies 2 месяца назад

    Kids are treated like a bad pizza in regular schools too.

  • KyleShark1
    KyleShark1 2 месяца назад

    When Trump and Bernie both endorse something, you know it reaches both sides of the spectrum

  • Judy Silka
    Judy Silka 2 месяца назад

    Well you know they'll defund public schools and then say they're are failing, like our healthcare.

  • Lucky Striker
    Lucky Striker 2 месяца назад

    What's even more pathetic about this is that The Bible is structured in a way that is optimal for cherry picking because the text is written in verses that are numerically delineated from each other rather than in paragraphs and sentences that are connected, making it easy to completely ignore context. And she still needed to quote-mine! AND that's not even what Proverbs 29:18 means!

  • urraca _42
    urraca _42 2 месяца назад

    Went to Catholic school. Not sure if that is better or worse than a charter school. I guess somewhere on the middle?

  • Alexandra Indseth
    Alexandra Indseth 2 месяца назад

    Umm TBH I always really struggled in public halfway thru my junior year everyone thought there was no way I was gonna graduate on time bc I was so behind, so my parents switched me to a charter school. It was AMAZINNG! They had specialty classes such as a veterinary program, which helped me discover my passion for that field. I ended up graduating a bit early, and went on to college to get my RVT license. So I mean honestly, public school isn't for everyone, and most of the teachers at the charter school were so amazing.

  • teabun !!
    teabun !! 2 месяца назад

    “Ne-vah-da” Ew.

  • Joan Tendler
    Joan Tendler 2 месяца назад

    Is this supposed to be informative? I like actual information, not just a larf.

  • mgmorgan0223
    mgmorgan0223 2 месяца назад

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

  • cooscoe
    cooscoe 2 месяца 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.

  • Zach Fake Last Name
    Zach Fake Last Name 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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.

  • Hồng Anh Đỗ
    Hồng Anh Đỗ 2 месяца назад

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

  • Hồng Anh Đỗ
    Hồng Anh Đỗ 2 месяца назад

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

  • Uthman Baksh
    Uthman Baksh 2 месяца назад

    11:45 Pastor Megareverend and CEO John Oliver has spoken

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