John Oliver on Standardized Testing

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2010 file photo, John Oliver appears on stage at Comedy Central's 'Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education' at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Starting Monday, June 10, 2013, Oliver will preside on "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central. He will substitute-anchor for eight weeks of new shows before Jon Stewart's return on Sept. 3. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
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What does the test say? Very little about students, and a lot about corporate influence on education. John Oliver breaks it down:

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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