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Who is the teacher from the Project Veritas videos? Meet Dr Quintin Bostic

Project Veritas has been uploading videos about Georgia teacher and content manager Dr. Quintin Bostic on Twitter and YouTube as part of his Scam Lab investigative series.

The documentary-style videos have received widespread attention online, with many expressing gratitude for the group’s work.

“I’m proud to be an American,” read one comment on Project Veritas full coverage video, posted to YouTube on January 20, 2023. The Teaching Lab released a statement rebutting many of the claims made by Project Veritas in its release. Find it below.

Some of you may have read Teacher Quintin Bostic before. In 2021, he briefly entered the news cycle for earning Georgia State 40 Under 40 honors in 2019. Below is a brief overview of his education and work history.

Downtown Atlanta city skyline view, Georgia, USA

Who is Dr. Quintin Bostic, the teacher in the Project Veritas video?

Beginning in August 2022, Quintin Bostic has been working in the Teaching Lab as Program Director for six months.

But according to him, he has been with the company since January 2021 LinkedIn contour. He started working with them as a Partner Manager before transitioning into his current role through a content management role.

Before working for the Teaching Lab, Bostic was a program coordinator and college instructor at his alma mater, Georgia State University; an instructional designer and Brith To Five facilitator at Atlanta Language School; and a lead teacher also at GSU.

Teaching lab team members are primarily former or current faculty members and, according to your website”Recognized as one of the best professional learning facilitators in the country.”

Where It All Begins – A Conversation with Quentin | YouTube Channel Human Chapter

What does Bostic University study?

From 2008 to 2012, Quintin Bostic pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Birth and Five Education, Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

His minor is receiving special education, that is, for Children with Special Educational Needs.

He stayed at GSU to pursue a master’s degree (education, or especially urban teacher leadership) and a doctor of philosophy degree (early childhood education and teaching).

In other words, Bostick had the best time of his 10 years at GSU, during which time he built a reputation at the institution. It included him on its 2019 40 Under 40 list.

When was Quintin Bostic’s teaching license revoked under Project Veritas?

Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe claims Quintin Bostic’s teaching license was revoked around 2017, but this has not been independently confirmed.

GRV Media/The Focus has reached out to Bostic to confirm this and to comment on the entire Project Veritas investigation.

Before and after 2017, Bostic Conduct research for digital and print publications About literature, literacy and education.

He also attended national conventions in Philadelphia and Baltimore, and state conventions in Atlanta and Athens. In 2020, he delivered three keynote addresses at YWCA events in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Introducing Quentin Bostick | YouTube Channel Alonzo A. Crim Center

What does “Veritas” in the name of Project Veritas mean?

“Veritas” is a Latin word meaning truth or honesty.

But specifically, it refers to transcendent truth. We get the word “authentic” from it.It is different from “verum”, which can also be translated as “truth”, but in a sense fact or something real.

Project Veritas is an American activist group many Have describe Being far right, it has previously produced video content about teachers. In 2010, founder O’Keefe produced a series of videos called Teachers Unions Gone Wild, about educators in New Jersey.

Project Veritas again touches on teachers and teaching and the state of New Jersey in its 2018 content. NJ reported in May of that year Project Veritas, which said it had previously been “slammed” by teachers’ unions across the state for “using dishonest and illegal means to create false stories,” released an undercover video showing a union president “advising a Teachers don’t report him for hurting a teacher”. student. “

Building Children’s Vocabulary: Complex Words | YouTube Channel Cox Campus

Teaching Lab says it “does not create or sell courses”

Dr. Bostic’s organization, the Teaching Lab, released a statement on Twitter. In the statement, it claimed it “does not create or sell” courses. Find it in the embed above.

Its goal, it says, is “to partner with teachers and students in the shared pursuit of educational equity so that they can grow together in communities where students become lifelong learners and lead meaningful lives. The Teaching Lab does not create or sell courses. “

It described Project Veritas as a “notorious radical group” and said it “deceptively produced and edited” its videos before releasing them. In its defence, the group said the recordings gave an “inaccurate characterization”. “The teaching lab is not currently operating in Georgia,” it added.

Anything to tell us about this article?

Bruno Cooke has been a freelance writer since 2019, mainly with GRV Media. He was an early contributor to The Focus and has contributed to HITC, Groundviews and the University of Sheffield newspaper – where he completed his MA in Global Journalism in 2021. He is the spoken-word poetry editor of The Friday Poem and self-published his debut 2019 novel, Reverie, which his mom called a “fantastic read” and a “great Christmas gift.” Bruno has lived in China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines and likes: bike tours, black and white Japanese movies, bar quizzes, fermented and baklava. In 2023, Bruno will embark on a journey around the world with his partner.

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