Mike Poplardo, an economics teacher at Fox Lane High School in a wealthy New York suburb, is now jobless after showing a Fox News documentary titled “Fox News Reporting: The Truth about Sex and College” as part of a “mini-unit” intended to prepare his high school seniors for college. His lesson plan is designed simply to raise awareness about how to mitigate risk. For example, Poplardo asks his students: “Our Essential Question: What strategies can you put in place to avoid being in the ‘mess’ depicted in the video as a victim of sexual violence or a person accused of sexual violence?” Clearly, had Poplardo shown a piece from MSNBC, he’d be hailed as teacher of the year.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
A high school teacher in the wealthy suburban New York town of Bedford has been suspended for showing his students a Fox News documentary as part of a lesson plan to prepare them for college.
Mike Poplardo is an economics teacher at Fox Lane High School in Bedford. In May of 2018, he spent two days on a “mini-unit” designed to prepare students for college. During this lesson, he showed students the Fox News documentary titled “Fox News Reporting: The Truth about Sex and College.”
The documentary (which includes commentary from this reporter), hosted by Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum, tells the stories of several male students who say they were falsely accused of sexual assault, in one instance also talking to the female accuser for her perspective. It also debunks some common myths surrounding sexual assault statistics.