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)

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 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.

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It’s important to keep the inbreds AWAY from our schools, otherwise THIS happens! And we just can’t have actual literature being taught in our public schools! God don’t LIKE no god damn CUSSING in his world! Thus, we can’t allow little inbred christofascist kids to be exposed to things like Of Mice and Men. Oh, and let’s ban Grapes of Wrath and maybe The Jungle while we’re at it. Can’t have working people portrayed in real life. And Huck Finn? Gotta go. Subtle criticisms of racism need not be explored any longer. And Shakespeare?! Such filthy jokes are impermissible for… Read more »


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Jeezus. Nazi propaganda had NOTHING on these boys!
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