John Oliver Investigates Charter Schools And It's A Mess

Posted: Aug 22 2016, 4:07am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 22 2016, 4:47am CDT, in Latest TV News


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John Oliver Investigates Charter Schools and It's a Mess
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US Charter Schools are hailed as a great concept, but there is a lot of things going wrong as John Oliver explains in this new segment of Last Week Tonight.

John Oliver takes a close look at Charter Schools and it is a hot mess. Charter schools are privately run, publicly funded, and irregularly regulated. Obama and Presidents before him praise Charter Schools. These schools are seen as provide a high quality education. The quality is though very different across Charter Schools.

There are also cases of Charter Schools closing just after a couple weeks into the school year. There are cases of fraud. The main problem seems that there is no proper oversight over Charter Schools. To open a Charter School and get public funding seems to easy. John Oliver showed a case where the application for a Charter School is plagiarized from another school.

Watch the Last Week Tonight Charter School report below. After watching, you will have a different view on Charter Schools.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver airs on HBO at 11pm Sundays.

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