Skip to Content

REALITY CHECK: Donald Trump’s “Locker Room Talk” Excuse Sends a Terrible Message to America’s Students


WASHINGTON - October 19, 2016 -

“Donald Trump’s abhorrent behavior had me addressing a topic I never dreamed would come up in a classroom conversation about the presidential election. Last week, I had to explain why sexual assault is not OK, not a joke, and not an idle threat. Female students in my class looked horrified as the boys tried to justify 'locker room talk.' Donald Trump is teaching our children a dangerous lesson that could impact boys’ behavior and girls’ self-worth for decades to come. This is not OK, and we need a president who knows it.” Gina Daniels, High School Educator, Blacklick, OH

THE FACTS:

Follow NEA on Twitter at @NEAmedia

###

The National Education Association is the nation’s largest professional employee organization, representing nearly 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers. Learn more at www.nea.org.

CONTACT: Richard Allen Smith, NEA Communications  202-716-6461 cell, rasmith@nea.org