Earlier this month, Project Veritas released a video (below) of a self-described "good" but "evil salesman" bragging that he can teach critical race theory (CRT) undetected in Georgia by simply omitting the words "critical race theory" from his curricula.
Quintin Bostic, a former literacy educator who had his license revoked, now works for the Washington D.C.-based Teaching Lab that—according to him—sells CRT-based curricula to school districts, including districts in Georgia, where state law prohibits the teaching of "divisive concepts" related to race, most notably CRT.
"His lack of transparency, his exploitation of his ability to not be transparent -- he exactly epitomizes leftist activists who self-identify as educators," submits Laurie Higgins, a cultural issues writer for the Illinois Family Institute.
She says Bostic further masks his true purpose by telling school officials his presentations will help them fulfill their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals.
"Every school now has someone in the administration who's their DEI administrator," Higgins relays.
Based off the video, Bostic does not care about parents' concerns, though he does seem to realize that if the state government found out what he is doing, he would be "nailed." He says the worst he can see happening is that his business license would be taken away, but that would not prevent him from consulting.
Meanwhile, Illinois parents are outraged that liberal legislators are considering a bill that would force each school district to adhere to the National Sex Education Standards and amend state law from allowing school districts to set their own standards.
Live Action News reports that HB 5188 is likely in response to SB 818, which was signed into law last year. Many school districts chose to opt out of the latter, and state legislators want to prevent that going forward.
"70% of our schools decided to opt out of this," reports David Smith, executive director of the Illinois Family Institute. "Illinois state lawmakers decided they know better, and they're going to mandate all schools teach it [from] kindergarten through 12th grade."
The bill is perceived by some to be legislative retaliation against the majority of school boards, as they are not falling in line. On that note, Smith sees a possible silver lining.
"More kids would get out of government schools," he predicts. "Maybe more parents will homeschool or send them to Christian schools, micro-schools, or what have you."
Republican Senator Sue Rezin surmises that the number of parents and school districts who opted out is a sign that the bill is too extreme. State Sen. Linda Holmes, a Democrat, points out that there are already too many state mandates getting in the way of teaching "the education that our kids need."