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Charter Schools Fight Back Against Comedian John Oliver

by Mark Brodie
KJZZ-FM Online
September 15, 2016

The Arizona State Board for Charter Schools has approved an intent to revoke the charter of a Mesa school that closed just as school was supposed to start. And recently, charter schools caught the eye of John Oliver, on his HBO show, Last Week Tonight.

In response to the monologue, the Center for Education Reform launched what it’s calling the “Hey John Oliver, back off my charter school” video contest, which aims to show how charter schools help students and their families.

Diane Schanzenbach is the director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution – it’s a non-partisan economic think tank that looks at a variety of policies, including education. We ask if she thinks charter schools suffer a perception problem.

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