John Oliver just eviscerated charter schools last night on his HBO Show in an eighteen-minute commentary.
I believe even most charter school advocates would agree that he had his facts right. They’d probably also say he focused on only the worst charter school examples and neglected to talk about more positive ones. That may be true but, as far as I’m concerned, charter schools in general have done considerable damage to our public school system and they get considerable positive media attention – they can afford some negative P.R. for a change.
As anyone who has watched John Oliver knows, he uses a classroom inappropriate word now and then in the segment, though they are all “beeped” out, except for one use of “sh__tty” near the end.