John Oliver gives students a crash course in everything they will learn — or not learn — in school this year.
Every issue John touches turns into Gold.
The Crucible: John Proctor and several other villagers of Salem are hanged. But surprisingly, the American dream lives on.
I had to dissect both a frog and a fetal pig and I can confirm that sixteen years later I can still vividly recall that stench.
*Skills I still use from school:* how to turn safesearch off.
Back 2 School is only Good for the MACHINE. It gets the Parents back to work while training their children for their future tax enslavement & helps corporations sell the same over priced cheap crap year after year. The Machines keeps churning.
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I haven’t read Death of a Salesman since high school, but how was he the American dream? If anything, he was the polar opposite of the American dream
Trolls can suck IT!
You do actually use calculus all the time. Just humans are naturally programmed to have an instinctive understanding in it. So the actual math part is useless, because you can just eye if you need to bail from your car before it goes over the cliff or not.
Cute, but sad.
I remember drawing my son a pie chart. I said, “Here are all of the jobs that are pay very, very well. This tiny sliver consists of things like athletes, musicians, and actors. The odds of getting one of those jobs is about the same as winning the lottery – and that’s if you actually have talent. The rest of the chart? All of these things require high-level math skills. If you don’t know math, you’ll never make it onto this chart.”
Flash forward ten years. My son just put a FB post telling that story and admitting that I was right. Thanking me for pushing him through calc. Realizing that, even in high-paying, dangerous jobs that didn’t require a degree, math skills were still important.
So no. You won’t need math if you are comfortable remaining mediocre for the rest of your life.
at 0:42 i thought he was gonna say bush did 9/11.
You, English mother fucker, you have a rabbit look, please go to your home. You not make anyone laugh.
Why are you on hiatus
I forget that you are gay.
does this guy not even write his own jokes? is it just his delivery that everybody likes?
how to pass high school: Be excessively annoying to the teacher so she doesn’t want you in her class next year, but not enough to call the dean
Take AP world then:07
Thank god I have either read those books or already knew the ending… I hate spoilers. xD
It’s too bad we don’t learn about Asia and Africa much in world history. Asia is a very interesting continent with interesting history (probably why I actively pursue knowledge of it)
Yay a vid about going back to school when I’m doing that tomorrow!!!
Holy crap, with that English bit you covered my freshman sophomore and junior years. Now what about senior year? Or do I just have to be patient? So far we’ve read Beowulf, and that’s it.
Thank you John Oliver! What a treat to know that I will be absolutely wasting my time at my last year….
Of middle school FOUR MORE YEARS WHY
*What I’ve learned so far:* *Nothing. The internet already taught me that stuff.*
I tried teaching high school literature but they didn’t like my presentation of Romeo and Juliet as a comedy.
Why do you people find John Oliver funny omg I’ve been trying to see it in his videos but it’s just not…….sorry to break it to you….. He is a lame annoying motherfucker!!!!
I majored in English in college, and yesterday I had to use the kinematic equations in programming a video game.
Long story short, you never know. You just never f’ing know.
He forgot Physics
Damn…I never finished The Great Gatsby. I didn’t expect that.
John Oliver, in this sea of comments, and you happen to spot me, I ask, relationship advice
He sounds Australian. Is he? He’s quite good. :-)
You learn about Africa and Asia in World History!! You never learn anything about South America, Australia, or Antarctica.
Yep, that’s the running joke that is US public indoctrination ‘education’
I thought capitalism died at the end of the jungle. Like actually, he goes off and joins the socialist party and runs for some kind of position.
Damn, where was John Oliver when I was in high school–AM I RIGHT FOLKS!!! :D
You’re spot on with world history. Mesopotamia and Egypt are the only non European ones we covered decently. After those we blazed through ten Asian civilizations in a week and never returned until Europe started colonizing.
At 24 it still feels weird come September when back to school comes around and your not part of it haha
i still gag whenever i think about the frog embalming fluid’s scent
fuck you john you reminded me of school i hope you feel good about yourself
my history teacher taught as about harding’s sex life. he was pretty cool guy
People that say math and science are useless subjects and that we should be learning how to do our taxes instead were the ones who probably flunked and didn’t even go to college. Those things aren’t taught in school because they’re extremely easy to learn.
Just finished my degree in chemistry, still don’t know how to cook meth :(
Lol at people calling calculus “high level math.”
can anyone sub to me i want to hit 20 subs by tonight! :)
This is why i was pissed of in through high-school. This and Cara Brown wouldn’t give me a blowjob.
Ready for School after this
I like History
for a second then i thought that was the ISIS flag in the corner.
Remember guys, if you don’t go into a STEM field, you are a worthless loser.
I think the Africa + Asia problem is exclusive to the US schooling system where, essentially, you learn how to be an American by learning about America and America. Maybe WW2 because America was there and there are Hollywood films about it.
Is this supposed to be funny
My favorite was The Book Of Mice and Men when he stated that a woman with rabbit qualities died. 8 Mile was the only reason I understand that.
History class taught me that Nazis copied your hand salute.
I’m currently reading The Dark Tower by Stephen King. So, there’s this Tower. And it’s Dark. And it’s a noun, meaning it can be referred to as “The”.
I love the S in the logo.
I´m an adult with a job, and I need much more math than I ever learnt… he just doesn´t know he’s using it all the time… very funy except for the math part because it´s Bull Shit…
In my country school also started today :'( … Today was the first day and we just came to take the school schedule and i already miss summer and can’t wait for Christmas holidays…
His video is so true. I stressed so much over math in high school, and college. Now, I only use the four he mentioned. History classes are all about making everyone feel good, so they won’t mention that Columbus was a genocidal freak and we get his day off. Or the fact that Lincoln was more concerned about the Union than slavery, although he did care about it. This is one thing I actually learned in college. You learn more in college, but a lot of it is really bullshit. I mean why do I have to retake useless courses like geography? Or studying useless information just so I can pass a test, and most of this information I’ve forgotten. Let’s get on with my major so I don’t have to go into thousands of dollars in debt.
Just so you guys know, a lot of states have rules that say teachers have to give you an alternative activity if you don’t want to dissect a frog. You’re welcome.
Mathematics: you’ll never need it, unless you want a steady job.
I was not disappointed when I googled that shit ha ha
is anybody else getting a video suggestion fr “China’s Sexual Revolution”?
Only book you should bother reading in school is Catcher in The Rye.
From the thumbnail, I thought it was the ISIS flag or something
That why i am not going to college. Already wasted so much of my time, and learnt fuck all, dont want to repeat the mistake
adding to the list: In a song of ice and fire, everyone dies.
School is awesome
at the end of The last Ship, the lady doctor dies. OR DOES SHE? Oh, that’s TV, not a book.
you are the sunshine of my life, John, see you on 9/13
Now if this video came out last year..
I wass looking for Jessi and gas but I didnt find any?
Useful skill I still use to this day.. hmm 1. how to google(very important) 2. how to learn new skills(related to 1.) 3. basic math 4. general understanding of reality, the world and the people around you….(yeh it’s pretty vague, but necessary when you have to make solutions to problems you haven’t faced before) 5. conversation skills (you need to talk to people, and do it right(right is relative)) 6. sex (depends on 5.) 7. general understanding of the value of money and time.(balancing your money and your time is important for a fulfilling yet stress-less life)
Honourable mentions understanding of human psyche, light philosophy, languages and morality.
My mother is not a dog, nor am I a girl. High on Jesus?
I think school should be a choice. Stop wasting our hard earned tax payer dollars on this billion dollar baby sitting of kids that don’t want to learn. It would actually make education improve by removing the classroom distractions.
fuck people stop with the shit about Math. If you don’t get what he is trying to point at here you need a class on life. Get from behind your dumb machines and interact with some other people. Learn about comedy and sarcasm. Learn that winning money isn’t everything in life.
He is right! u don’t learn shit in America and I went to one of the best listed high schools in America…I learned more on my personal time…education system became a governmental babysitting organization..we need to go back to the old days where u graduated college by 16-18…we r thousands of dollars in the hole, still ignorant regarding world events/governmental affairs and uneducated…Americans we need to get our country back
Wow, there really was a fixation on American Dream symbolism in high school, which is weird, because I remember GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption having a lot of the same messages.
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school is so much harder than that John now of days shit is difficult your older less information before
History teaches you where you came from, knowing your history deepens your attachement to your identity.
Math is not important? You stupid John? That’s the whole reason why Indians and Chinese are taking all the hightech jobs from Americans. They know very well that Americans are poor at math and science.
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I love John Oliver, but this is the first segment of his where I absolutely disagree. It may apply to most careers, but especially the maths, are essential to our technologically engineered lives. Has Oliver never met an engineer or research physicist?
I finally understand why we were taught higher math in high school. I’m an electrical engineering major, so I am building off all of that stuff. If they don’t teach that to younger students, kids don’t get to find out whether they like it or not. If they like it, it’s important to have that background, or else they’re years behind and they won’t graduate college and become an engineer until they’re, like, 30+. Having said all that, it should also be said that John Oliver is AWESOME.
John Oliver is right. The typical liberal cannot balance a checkbook, let alone handle long division or fractions. This might be why they’re so bad at handling the economy. It might also explain why they always seem to need so much money from the rest of us.
xoxo gossip girl.
That’s right, you don’t need all this knowledge… unless you want to specialize in a field that actually requires it or, if you just want to be a well-rounded educated adult.
High school chemistry may not have been important for me (except now I know why not to mix household cleaners; also, it’s interesting) but it’s an important step for future chemists and engineers. Same goes for calculus – I don’t use it in my line of work but it’s important for some people and it’s also nice to have a general understanding of it. Everyone could benefit from writing skills taught in high school English; fewer people make use of the literary theory aspect, but again, some people do use it in their line of work and it’s a good thing to have some basic knowledge of the subject.
There is not a single primary or secondary school class that I took that, looking back on it, was a waste of my time and I’m a little bit disturbed by the attitude that so much of what is taught is just pointless trivia.
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