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.

Tags: , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Bipartisan deal to continue subsidies Trump ended. But ...

    Everyone's reporting that Sens. Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander have struck a bipartisan deal on to continue federal subsidies for health coverage that Donald Trump cut off.
    • Oct 17, 2017
  • Tuesday: Open line, news roundup

    The open line, plus the day's news roundup.
    • Oct 17, 2017
  • James Lee Witt corrects Trump on grade for Puerto Rico relief effort

    Donald Trump twice yesterday used James Lee Witt, Bill Clinton's widely hailed FEMA director and now in the private business of assisting in disasters, as a reference on the work he's done responding to hurricanes this year. Media, particularly on the conservative end, have echoed the Trump remarks.But hold on: Witt wasn't talking about Puerto Rico.
    • Oct 17, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Charter school accountability: Non-existent in Arkansas

    A state audit finds charter school spending violated state law, but the state Education Department says it has no responsibility for ensuring proper management of charter schools. Say what?
    • Mar 5, 2016
  • Donald Trump declares war on Hillary Clinton's marriage

    Donald Trump gave a remarkable interview to the New York Times yesterday in which he declared open season on the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton's past infidelity. Seems like a loser, but I've been wrong before.
    • Oct 1, 2016
  • Policy group urges opposition to new charter seats in Little Rock

    The Arkansas Public Policy Panel is urging supporters of the Little Rock School District to tell state Board of Education members they oppose applications to be heard this week to dramatically expand the number of charter school seats in the Little Rock School District.
    • Mar 9, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation