Think John Oliver can’t talk his way into an argument that our education system’s mania for testing “is a system that has enriched multiple [testing] companies,…pays and fires teachers with a cattle-birthing formula, confuses children with talking pineapples, and has the same rules regarding transparency that Brad Pitt had for Fight Club” – with a dancing monkey? Think again.

“Standardized tests: the fastest way to terrify any child with just five letters outside of just whispering the word  ‘clown’.” He began. Oliver explained how standardized tests impact school funding, the achievement gap, how often kids are expected to throw up.