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John Oliver takes on Pennsylvania charter schools on ‘Last Week Tonight’

August 22, 2016

By Staff

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver turned his attention to charter schools and their shortcomings on Sunday night, using Pennsylvania laws and Philadelphia schools as examples of why he believes the institutions are something of gamble when it comes to education.

“Charter schools unite both sides of the aisle more quickly than when a wedding DJ throws on ‘Hey Ya,’” Oliver said to kick off his piece, further noting that the first charters emerged 25 years ago as a way to explore new approaches to education.

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