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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


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