John Oliver takes on charter schools | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

John Oliver takes on charter schools

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 7:49 AM


John Oliver's HBO show "Last Week Tonight" has become the thinking person's replacement for the departure of Jon Stewart from the Daily Show. Call it long-form comedic journalism. Very serious, very deeply reported, but wryly presented.

This week: Oliver takes on charter schools. You'll hear from Oliver what you won't hear from the Walton-funded junta pumping propaganda in Arkansas. Oliver provides a dose of reality — charter doesn't equal superior. Some are failing; some are mismanaged; some are fraudulent. But we knew that. Unless your only source of information is the newsletter of the Walton propaganda unit at the Walton university branch in Fayetteville or one of the Walton paid lobbyists or current and former Walton legislative bill-carriers now influencing education policy in Arkansas.

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