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Charter schools are privately run, publicly funded, and irregularly regulated. John Oliver explores why they aren’t at all like pizzerias.

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver devoted much of his Sunday show to delving into the serious issue of publicly-funded and privately-run charter schools.

Describing these schools as “the things that politicians love to praise” –including clips of Trump, George W. Bush and Barack Obama doing exactly that–Oliver nonetheless makes the case that these schools deserve a failing grade.

While these types of schools have become popular over the past couple of decades (there are now 6,700 U.S. charter schools with nearly 3 million students, he said) Oliver spent much of the program outlining various problems with charter schools, noting that “critics argue charters overstate their successes, siphon off talented students, and divert precious resources within a school district.” Oliver also pointed to the high number of charter schools that are forced to close due to mismanagement or other issues, with schools sometimes being shuttered abruptly in the middle of a school year.


In Canada, college students spends every other 4 months in internships.

In India, BS and MS in Computer Science can be completed in less years than in other countries.

At Stanford University, a BS in Computer Science can have a free MS in Computer Science for free. Low income families can send their children to Stanford for free if they passed the entrance/qualifying tests.


In San Jose, a Hammer Montessori style public elementary schools have less funding and was combined with Galarza Elem school.

Castillero Middle School in San Jose is the only bay area school with music classes.

Both schools were attended by my children.


De Anze City College are being flocked by many students (some are also enrolled in other universities). They are affordable.


Connie’s comments:

We need to pay our teachers more.

In 1982, my pay as a high school science teacher in the Philippines is $50 per month.

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