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


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  • TheGooglyminotaur
    TheGooglyminotaur  1 days back

    Jared Polis had a charter school before he went to Congress. Kids graduated after attending two classes. That must be a damn good class.

    Anyway, he’s governor now and throws weight behind charter schools. It’s fine. This is fine.

    • Phoenix __
      Phoenix __  4 days back

      I love in PA so I know, we don't completely suck

      • TheMiningTeam
        TheMiningTeam  5 days back

        13:46 Instead of making a new non-profit, just use Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption’s non-profit!

        • sia seya
          sia seya  6 days back

          I used to always be told that I complained too much when I didn't want to do something, I of course never agreed because I thought that my complaining was normal and did not understand where they were coming from. I had this video playing in the background as I scrolled through my instagram feed, I've now paused it at 16:19 and I could say I am a changed human thanks to this video and your unbelievably annoying voice complaining and going on and on about fucking charter schools for 16 minutes. Not once were you funny, or said something that brought out a reaction from me. I only wish I paused this video sooner, I could have had anything else as background noise.

          • Duckmeister
            Duckmeister  1 weeks back

            We require neither education nor thought control. Further, we would rather not have cynical nihilism in the realm of academia. Teachers, we implore you to refrain from interfering with the development of the children.

            • James I
              James I  1 weeks back

              All his complaints with Charter schools are all related to poor oversight from the government. You can expect bad characters and frauds to enter any field. In public schools those frauds can’t be fired!

              • CheesecakeLasagna
                CheesecakeLasagna  2 weeks back

                I'm not American but after watching Hasan Minhaj's episode on billionaires, I've been binging on these topics.

                • Coded lulu
                  Coded lulu  2 weeks back

                  Hassan Minaj send me here

                  • DJBluejay
                    DJBluejay  2 weeks back

                    This video came out the night before my first day of freshman year in high school. I’m a senior now, set to graduate in May, and this video holds such a soft spot in my heart. Godspeed John Oliver.

                    • Crudelia Demon
                      Crudelia Demon  2 weeks back

                      The more I know about USA the more I think free market is not a good idea

                      • CanadaKicksAss
                        CanadaKicksAss  3 weeks back

                        I love John Olivers uncanny ability to inform you of really dark shit going on in such a way that you don't avoid paying any attention to it because of it's dark and scarey context, which let's be realistic here, humans simply want to avoid having to consider, cope, or believe may be happening because it's providing a needed service we must have and so imploy the "out of sight out of mind" way to deal with what negative effects it will create for future generations that have to live through it, some examples like Climate Change, Religion, and here we learn how our current Education systems we are accepting and supporting are also doing this now.........the funny part is it's starting to make me understand why humanity seems to be de-volving and not improving between us, things like Racism and Prejudice of others for being different, and many of the Public school shootings are making noticeable come-backs today as well as stuff like Religions, Astrology, Flat-Earth, Angels are real, Sasquatch, Ogo-pogo, and that the Megladon and Loch Ness Monster still swims around in the deepest parts of the Ocean are actually believed still today by as many people as don't believe's all due to the way our Education System has switched to online and Charter schools recently and why you see more Teachers and School District Strikes then ever before today. Most of you won't be aware, and I'll admit I really hadn't given it any thought before seeing this what Charter Schools were all about really......but as they always do, humans just amaze me at their creativity and brilliant ideas they come up with when it comes to exploiting other people, their lives, and future to make vast sums of money in a very short time and yet appear to us to be great upstanding examples of us humans. The fact these schools can be opened by literally anyone, there is no comfirmation in anyway that someone opening a Charter School is a teacher with a degree, a bachelors in education, etc. or anything else (oh they do a records check with police just not with if you are qualified as a teacher or not) again, I could open one today if I had the starting for each student that Charter enrolls, benefits that school and person at a rate of $7,000 on average per year of Taxpayers money each, so not so shocking almost 50% of these Schools are in pending lawsuits or have been closed due to embezzelment charges since Charter schools were approved.....50% people, half of the schools lie about enrollment, report more attendance then actually attending, have no restrictions on where the school is located or it's use when School is closed (like some in this story become Night Clubs after school is over and convert back to School in the morning.) WOW The staggering amounts of fraud and theft of Taxpayer money going on in this Charter school system is mind-blowing and we seem to be ignoring it.......the frightening, crazy realization of what this is going to do for humans and education in the future is staring us bluntly in the face everyday on the news and should worry us all.....a country who elects, and actually chose to support, a President like Donald Trump. We are going to be so fucked!

                        • The Potato
                          The Potato  3 weeks back

                          When he mentioned Franklin Academy. I used to go there it was basically hell. They boosted all our important grades by about 30 points to make sure they looked good and made me take classes over and over again even though I was making requirements. With the way they treated everything it was obvious that they just wanted money. I now go to a public school and by sophomore year I’ll be done with most of my graduating requirements

                          • Jacklynn Castle
                            Jacklynn Castle  4 weeks back

                            Hey, hey, hey now. The cheesesteak prepared properly (with provolone or sharp American, yes, there are sharp types of both and they have NOTHING to do with "wiz") is actually a PERFECT example of regional cuisine!
                            May be poor folk, quick, cheap, easy food, but HOTDAMN, when done correctly, it's damn near gourmet!
                            Hate the city, but don't knock the food!
                            (The hot pork with broccoli raab dipped in jus with provolone is also life changing. Italian hoagies are also great but a different, slightly lower level of deliciousness.)

                            • Amazed Alloy
                              Amazed Alloy  4 weeks back

                              Wait, did I just see Obama and Trump share an opinion?

                              • MYOB
                                MYOB  1 months back

                                Fuck off you socialist asshole. I have been in education for 25 years, and my parents were both teachers for 35 years. Charter schools work. Talk about something you know. Like propaganda.

                                • Alvaro Ramos
                                  Alvaro Ramos  1 months back

                                  Charter schools are evil and fascist institutions. They have to be eradicated.

                                  • Alvaro Ramos
                                    Alvaro Ramos  1 months back

                                    @kratz57x Instead of assuming that I'm referring to teacher's unions, did you ever consider that I was a student in a charter school?

                                  • kratz57x
                                    kratz57x  1 months back

                                    ... said the teacher's union lackey

                                • Adamaxis
                                  Adamaxis  1 months back

                                  John Oliver is a moron, what's new?

                                  • Gabriel Espringtime
                                    Gabriel Espringtime  2 months back

                                    Trump never went to school so, I don't know what he's going on about.

                                    • ricky gervais
                                      ricky gervais  2 months back

                                      John Oliver is a clueless, biased, cringy hack.

                                      • Private Private
                                        Private Private  2 months back

                                        Parents deserve a choice. We pay for taxes for schools we MUST put the kids in. If charter schools are so terrible, why do they need a lottery? The charters need to be monitored ethically. Yes, bad schools close - great. Bad public schools stay open - that's worse.

                                        • joelouis321
                                          joelouis321  2 months back

                                          IF ONLY this corruption was worse than the teacher's unions...WE WOULDN'T BE IN THIS POSITION.

                                          • Ri Lee Petty
                                            Ri Lee Petty  2 months back

                                            We don’t like fucking cheese wiz on a cheesesteak!!!!!!!!!!

                                            • Liz D.
                                              Liz D.  2 months back

                                              Yo, former Ohio homeschooler that attended an online charter school for the last year of high school that shut down about a year or so after I graduated. They lost my papers and I couldn't prove my high school credits to the third college I went to for my bachelor's and was lost in an email loop of hell for months with the board of the education, local schools and the school district where my online school was from, which was 4 hours from my home. The papers were never found and I had to jump through several hoops just to attend college that semester even though I had already been a college student for over 4 years and had an associate's. Charter schools kinda suck.

                                              • Fall Out At The Twenty One Chemicals

                                                9:13 Ryan Ross is quaking

                                                • Gary Miller
                                                  Gary Miller  2 months back

                                                  Yup, how dare anybody have a real choice in their kids education rather than be stuck in failing public schools that don't give a shit about them. I've obviously been a child and have been to these kinds of shit schools. It's not just a money problem, it's a culture problem. Let financially challenged people have more of a say to where their kids go rather that completely dictate where they have to go. Maybe charter schools are not the way, but there has to be some other way to achieve this.

                                                  • Michael Moyo
                                                    Michael Moyo  2 months back

                                                    When he mentioned "The Mysteries of Laura", I was like ? what is this? Five seconds passed and I was like...

                                                    • Alec nolastname
                                                      Alec nolastname  2 months back

                                                      Oh that depiction or Rowan atkinsons "mr bean" is great, thank you.

                                                  • JuICyBLiinGeR
                                                    JuICyBLiinGeR  2 months back

                                                    So all republicans support charter schools? I wonder why... can’t think of the reason..

                                                    • captain Rockatron
                                                      captain Rockatron  2 months back

                                                      I actually like those billy Joel albums.

                                                      • Nekoromancer
                                                        Nekoromancer  2 months back

                                                        papa jonh in mexico is hot garbage that doesnt deliver in 30 minutes. 2 FUCKING HOURS FOR A PIZZA!

                                                        • Lobos222
                                                          Lobos222  2 months back

                                                          *The problem with Charter School.*
                                                          Very often its minimum effort (lowest cost) towards the smartest students (zero challenge). Why? Because that is how you make the most money. Charter schools dont get an "interest" on their students future income level...

                                                          • Anna Jany
                                                            Anna Jany  2 months back

                                                            Oracle just spent $49 million to build a charter school next to their the oracle hq. Inflated much?

                                                            • James Farrar
                                                              James Farrar  2 months back

                                                              the charter school I went to was closed down because because the guy running it embezzled around 5 million dollars. He built it as a tech school to increase the per student cost and then kept everyone on the roll after they graduated. The funds for the students that graduated went to paying for his expensive cars and whatever else he spent the money on. After he was caught doing this he moved out of the country to a country that the US couldn't touch and is probably sitting around right now living a great life. Fuck that guy. I hope he reads this comment and kills himself.

                                                              • Noobmaster 420
                                                                Noobmaster 420  2 months back

                                                                I go to a charter school and it’s awesome. Using macs instead of those crappy big THICC ones with the red button in the middle is great. What bothers me is that because it’s a “private” school, so you will find more “special students”.

                                                                • kohljackal
                                                                  kohljackal  2 months back

                                                                  Charter schools are the devil. We should have education like Finland. All public. Millionaire's kids next to poor kids so the poor kids get the same as everyone else.

                                                                  • wutzerface77
                                                                    wutzerface77  2 months back

                                                                    I love John Oliver but i stopped watching after he said Cheesesteaks are the worst regional delicacy

                                                                    • MisterTutor2010
                                                                      MisterTutor2010  2 months back

                                                                      Papa Johns: Like Pizza Hut or Dominos, only inferior :)

                                                                      • Jheming Hsu
                                                                        Jheming Hsu  2 months back

                                                                        This is sad.

                                                                        • Jennifer Smith
                                                                          Jennifer Smith  2 months back

                                                                          My friend daughter attended a charter and it was closed 2 months after school started

                                                                          • Eric Wood
                                                                            Eric Wood  2 months back

                                                                            I attended a charter school for three years. It hasn't failed, but it did fail me.

                                                                            • John Smith
                                                                              John Smith  2 months back

                                                                              Someone needs to tell John that “We don’t need no education” IS the fucking joke that he just made. Like, that’s the point. He just EXPLAINED the name of the song and passed it off as his own joke, and his fuckin seal audience just clapped and barked along like good little liberals. Pathetic.

                                                                              • Oaglor
                                                                                Oaglor  2 months back

                                                                                Note to Future Self and Others: The threesome joke starts at 4:14.

                                                                                • David S
                                                                                  David S  2 months back

                                                                                  Still disappointed there's no charter school in San Francisco resembling Starfleet Academy. Missed opportunity, it could even get corporate sponsorship from CBS.

                                                                                  • Oma Cool
                                                                                    Oma Cool  2 months back

                                                                                    OH AND MANY COLLEGES AND BUSINESSES DO NOT ACCEPT CHARTER SCHOOL AND ONLINE SCHOOL DIPLOMAS.
                                                                                    THATS CHARTER SCHOOLS. ONLINE SCHOOLS. PROPRIETARY COLLEGES.
                                                                                    POLITICIANS GET HUGE DONATIONS FROM THOSE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS.

                                                                                    • Ruby Anko
                                                                                      Ruby Anko  2 months back

                                                                                      A charter school near me completely shut down over financial fraud (parent donations scams) and also being vastly below the grade levels required.

                                                                                      • Oma Cool
                                                                                        Oma Cool  2 months back

                                                                                        Yeah, they cherry pick the best students. Refuse LD KIDS. OR BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEM KIDS. THEY OFTEN KICK THESE KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL AND KEEP THE KIDS MONEY FOR THE REST OF THE YR SO THE PARENTS CANT SEND THEM TO OTHER SCHOOLS.

                                                                                        • Lilith Serena
                                                                                          Lilith Serena  2 months back

                                                                                          Please DON’T fuck jello

                                                                                          • Kieran Hunter
                                                                                            Kieran Hunter  2 months back

                                                                                            I went to college to become a teacher and some of the classes were just there to boast about charter schools. I've been an opponent of charter schools since I first heard about them. They are not good and should not be seen as so magnificent.

                                                                                            • Cole Weede
                                                                                              Cole Weede  2 months back

                                                                                              Do you support teachers unions

                                                                                          • Mark Kuhnlein
                                                                                            Mark Kuhnlein  2 months back

                                                                                            Good ol christians 🙄