The always brilliant John Oliver on Standardized Testing in America. Any teacher that I have ever talked to, and I know a lot, my Mom having been a teacher for her whole career, talks about what a waste of time this testing is. It eats away at things that could be more beneficial to students, while giving a skewered look as to what is really going on in our schools. There is huge difference between intelligence, learning, and just memorizing.
John Oliver is one of the greatest things to happen to our culture in awhile. Watch him pick apart, with savage wit, our disgraceful lack of support for new mothers.
John Oliver takes on big tobacco. Oliver is someone that enlightens while he entertains, a hilarious teacher. I wish the real news communicated as much as he does and that it was even 5% as entertaining to watch. I’m glad that he out there amongst us.
The always brilliant John Oliver on the wage gap from his show Last Week Tonight.
This video from John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight is must see. He is taking on the Supreme Court for not allowing cameras in the the court. They release audio, but do not allow video. The team at Last Week Tonight has created its own footage by using dogs as visual stand ins for the Supreme Court. It is amazingly hilarious. John Oliver is somehow always able to pull back the curtain and show the absurdity lurking behind.
The always brilliant John Oliver show Last Week Tonight on Columbus Day. I remember reading in Howard Zinn’s The People’s History of the United States about some of Columbus’s men riding the natives like horses. The olden days!