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

  • Опубликовано:  10 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: 9 034

  • Darth Borehd
    Darth Borehd 1 день назад

    Charter schools and vouchers are not about "school choice." It's about a concerted effort to kill public education.

  • M B
    M B 4 дня назад

    Good information. Thanks for the insight.

  • challenger8443
    challenger8443 6 дней назад

    How to skip over 10 years of school: be Max Verstappen

  • Brian Taylor
    Brian Taylor 6 дней назад

    More proof that certain parts of our society have no "business" being run in a for profit format (Pun not intended, but that shoe fits and I certainly stand by it, however it's received.). Not everything works best using a single model/philosophy/ideology as the be all, end all way of doing things. Until we understand and accept that, our society will continue to be plagued and harmed by charlatans, con artists and thieves looking to exploit systems ill equipped to function as intended, for personal gain at the expense of everyone else.

  • Glenn Tang
    Glenn Tang 8 дней назад

    They really should have never allowed the one at 5:49. There's something to be said for explaining things simply, concisely, and accuracy in any job. When your job is teaching, explaining things well is your _entire_ job, so an application full of marketing buzzwords that are largely content-free ought to throw up some red flags.

  • xican 88
    xican 88 8 дней назад

    my kids go to Andre Agassi and are doing excellent.

  • ToeBeanz
    ToeBeanz 8 дней назад

    So I actually went to a charter school grades 1-12 and:
    1) Yes, we almost closed down because of an executive embezzling funds
    2) Yes, the phrase "treat a kid like a shitty pizza" is applicable to parts of my experience there

  • Scared Antelope
    Scared Antelope 9 дней назад

    "We don't even have time for Nevada!" damn

  • regina 94
    regina 94 9 дней назад

    I went to a charter school in 7th grade and it was horrible. It closed down a year later.

  • Der der
    Der der 12 дней назад

    Best public schools on the planet aren't charter. State funded private businesses have no place in public education.

  • Lisa Feisthome
    Lisa Feisthome 13 дней назад

    John, always great wit👏✌🏻🤣❤️🤣. Thank you John ❤️

  • Adam Palmer
    Adam Palmer 13 дней назад


  • Amberheart
    Amberheart 15 дней назад

    Hey look here at least we have BASIS....other than killing everyone with homework, it's pretty good.

  • dawnnie7678
    dawnnie7678 15 дней назад

    When a "school" is started by someome named Trayvon....just saying!

  • •Chickens8 •
    •Chickens8 • 16 дней назад

    So, you can say the f word but you have to bleep out the s word, an arguably less bad word? Makes sense!

  • Suzanne Bennett
    Suzanne Bennett 16 дней назад

    Such a good piece. I wish it was still possible for John Oliver (and other commentators)  to do this kind of in depth, detailed treatment of interesting and varied subjects - as opposed to being hijacked by the Mango Mental Case every week. :/

  • Cédric BAZILE
    Cédric BAZILE 17 дней назад

    Thank you John Oliver and the staff of Last Seek tonight for your work. Thank you to inform us about important issues that a lot of us would ignore whiteout your tv show. It's impossible to find solution at a problem that we ignore the existence.

  • KingofSting19
    KingofSting19 19 дней назад

    Point of order: Pennsylvania doesn't have the worst football fans, that would be Oakland (for the time being)

  • Concerned Citizen
    Concerned Citizen 21 день назад

    He show a few charter schools that failed, why doesn't he tell you how many public schools have failed? Charter and private schools can fail, that's why they have to improve. Public schools cannot fail and therefore have no incentive to improve. I would pick a charter school over public school for my kids any day.

  • Qtpi4
    Qtpi4 22 дня назад

    went to a charter in TX, and here's a few things I didn't realize werent "normal" about school until I graduated:
    -large groups of staff quitting at once
    -cafeteria regularly running out of food
    -principal quitting and taking the banner software with him, accidentally erasing credits
    -new principal never being on campus except for board meetings.
    I did get a good ed. for the most part, but my god it was a huge shitshow the rest of the time

  • evilsoda00
    evilsoda00 23 дня назад

    Being from Ohio, I'm shocked to hear that "pizza shop" sounds funny to people, not shocked about the charter schools, though.

  • TheGameMerchant
    TheGameMerchant 28 дней назад

    10:27 What sucks about where I live is that I like anchovies on my pizza and Papa John's is the only pizza place anywhere that I can order from that puts anchovies on there pizza.

  • jesinchen
    jesinchen 29 дней назад

    Ifsomeone is saying that USAmerican schools are exploding I really don't know in the first moment if this is literally or metaphorical. It could be both.

  • Mariana Araújo
    Mariana Araújo 1 месяц назад

    someone brazilian?

  • Val Torres
    Val Torres 1 месяц назад

    These people want to make me puke. Thanks for always exposing the scum of the world to the masses. Charter schools are crap and with the new secretary of education I assume it is only going to get worse.

    • Andrew Jensen
      Andrew Jensen 20 дней назад

      We can't even get a straight answer on whether segregation would be allowed in a charter school. We'll just filter out students with special needs. ADD? He can go to public school, which just lost its budget to fund our classes in clowning.

  • Pippin Strano
    Pippin Strano 1 месяц назад

    Baltimore International Academy, Charter School, Baltimore City, Maryland. Five language (Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian and French) immersion school and an International Baccalaureate school to boot. Almost all the instruction is given in target language (including using Russian & Arabic alphabets and Chinese characters) by teachers from countries where the language is spoken native.

    Parents take on a much greater amount of responsibility for working with their children at home and participating in school activities. Going to this school is hard for the kids and for their parents. The benefits are immeasurable however.

    Are there bad charter schools? Absolutely. Are there charter schools that deliver a product regular public school can not possibly deliver? Absolutely.

    And yes, my two kids attend, learning Mandarin Chinese since kindergarten.

  • Nekomesha
    Nekomesha 1 месяц назад

    For all the generations with internet access, I don't feel bad if your school isn't getting any money. Teach them how to teach themselves and give it a rest with all the math for Christ sake. Besides, the success rate has way more to do with a child's interest and willingness to learn. Some kids are gonna be bored regardless of how much money for visual aid or field trips or whatever their teacher has. Some kids just don't want to know stuff. And that's fine. Never let school interfere with your education.

  • Dank Memes
    Dank Memes 1 месяц назад


  • Crystalline Blue
    Crystalline Blue 1 месяц 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 1 месяц 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 1 месяц 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 1 месяц 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 1 месяц 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 1 месяц назад

    Dicks out for Harambee

  • Ana Corrales
    Ana Corrales 1 месяц назад

    N n n n n n n n n

  • DylanKing1999
    DylanKing1999 1 месяц назад

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

  • Mary Ellen W
    Mary Ellen W 1 месяц назад

    I went to a charter schools

  • relix7373
    relix7373 1 месяц 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 1 месяц назад


  • Jared Thibodaux
    Jared Thibodaux 1 месяц 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 1 месяц 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 1 месяц назад


  • Andrew Jensen
    Andrew Jensen 1 месяц 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 1 месяц назад

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

  • Andrew Jensen
    Andrew Jensen 1 месяц 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 1 месяц назад

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

  • Steffen Nelson
    Steffen Nelson 1 месяц назад

    we say pizza shop in the midwest by the way

  • thecocksaysmoo
    thecocksaysmoo 1 месяц назад

    hate. charter. schools.

  • Animated gif
    Animated gif 1 месяц назад

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

  • VPagon
    VPagon 1 месяц назад

    Rest in peace Harambe

  • Naomi Nekomimi
    Naomi Nekomimi 1 месяц 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 1 месяц назад

    10:47 Lisa Ann

  • Tolga Polturgeist
    Tolga Polturgeist 1 месяц назад

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

  • Gary Jeffers
    Gary Jeffers 1 месяц 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 1 месяц назад

    Wow. That fucking Harambe meme. Unexpected.

  • pop5678eye
    pop5678eye 1 месяц 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 1 месяц назад

    more Pepperoni = better Schools

  • Emmy G
    Emmy G 1 месяц назад

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

  • Frank Stephens
    Frank Stephens 1 месяц назад


    • arthurjeremypearson
      arthurjeremypearson 1 месяц назад

      So, charter schools abandon children.

      The government doesn't.

  • AnarchyAlchemist
    AnarchyAlchemist 1 месяц 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 1 месяц назад

    Bill Cosby is innocent.

  • Widdekuu91
    Widdekuu91 1 месяц 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 1 месяц 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 1 месяц назад

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

  • deutschesmaedchen
    deutschesmaedchen 2 месяца назад

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

  • BuzzFeedBeige
    BuzzFeedBeige 2 месяца назад

    Do not kill.

  • Jack Leone
    Jack Leone 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    Proverbs says I can spend taxpayer money because Jesus.

  • animalia555
    animalia555 2 месяца назад

    119 out of how many? Percentages matter

  • Quettesh
    Quettesh 2 месяца назад

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

  • strawberryfieldsforever
    strawberryfieldsforever 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • Eliot Everdeen
    Eliot Everdeen 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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.

  • LonliestRocket
    LonliestRocket 2 месяца назад

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

    edit: But they wernt that bad!

  • 20hillcy
    20hillcy 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • Eric Bear
    Eric Bear 2 месяца 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 1 месяц назад

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

  • brooklyn jb
    brooklyn jb 2 месяца назад

    Wait what is hey ya about lol

  • Anime Girl
    Anime Girl 2 месяца назад

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

  • Gaspar Peralta
    Gaspar Peralta 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    screw off john, cheese steaks are delicious

  • markdask
    markdask 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • Jimin Hyung
    Jimin Hyung 2 месяца назад

    I go to a charter school

  • Mi・ミシェル・미셸 D.
    Mi・ミシェル・미셸 D. 2 месяца назад

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

  • Aaron Klapheck
    Aaron Klapheck 2 месяца 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 1 месяц назад

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

      citation please.

  • Rui Teixeira
    Rui Teixeira 2 месяца назад

    I'm a public schoolers thru and thru

  • Hive Atlas
    Hive Atlas 2 месяца 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.

  • Dekan R. Molaris
    Dekan R. Molaris 2 месяца назад

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

  • AK40 KXVIN
    AK40 KXVIN 2 месяца назад

    Fuck charter schools

  • marc nunley
    marc nunley 2 месяца назад

    its weird to see your local news on here

  • Steele Leavey
    Steele Leavey 2 месяца назад


  • MS. Lillie
    MS. Lillie 2 месяца назад

    11:18 that bitch is better than trump

  • MS. Lillie
    MS. Lillie 2 месяца назад

    omg Florida why

  • Ryan Elliott
    Ryan Elliott 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • ChaoticFrost1
    ChaoticFrost1 2 месяца 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".