About Stossel in the Classroom
Stossel in the Classroom videos are created to encourage critical thinking. By making it easy for teachers and homeschoolers to include a fresh perspective in their curriculums, these videos have inspired millions of students to expand their understanding of economics, civics, free markets, liberty, and life.
Our video library consists of over 300 videos and we add new ones every month. The videos can be streamed or downloaded, and browsed by category, subject, and theme. Many of our videos are paired with a comprehensive teacher’s guide that includes vocabulary, learning objectives, preview activities, viewing guide, discussion questions, post-viewing activities, worksheets, graphic organizers, and more. We also post online quizzes which can be administered on our website or easily integrated into your Google Classrooms.
Our Both Sides of the Issue series encourages critical thinking and open discussion among students. Each segment helps teachers present balanced lessons with paired videos that present opposing views. Discussion questions are included with each Both Sides pairing.
We also offer free DVDs, which include a teacher guide with lesson plans and ideas for complementary activities.
Stossel in the Classroom is sponsored by Center for Independent Thought, an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit educational foundation, funded entirely by private donations.
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About John Stossel
John began his career as a consumer reporter. He spent 29 years exposing corrupt businesses and won 19 Emmy awards doing so. But he changed his focus after discovering that government regulation hurts consumers more than business, and that competition protects consumers better than government ever could.
At that point, Stossel’s reporting shifted to exposing corruption and waste in government and highlighting the benefits of individual choice. After this shift, John wrote three national bestsellers—Give Me a Break; Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Why Everything You Know Is Wrong; and his most recent, No They Can’t: Why Government Fails—But Individuals Succeed.
John has been praised for his reporting on the issues of education, healthcare, consumer protection, government regulation, taxes, legal reform, and more. He has received numerous honors, including 19 Emmy Awards. John joined the ABC News staff in 1981 as a correspondent for 20/20 and a consumer reporter for Good Morning America. He became co-anchor of 20/20 in 2003. John moved to the Fox Business Network in 2009, hosting a weekly show, Stossel, through 2016.
John remains as a regular on Fox, making frequent guest appearances on Fox News and Fox Business shows. His latest projects can be found at Stossel TV. He also serves as an educator with the Charles Koch Institute’s new Creative Fellows Program.