NACAC Opposes Revocation of Protections for Transgender Students

Arlington, VA (Feb. 24, 2017) — The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) expressed strong opposition this week to the Trump administration’s decision to roll back federal protections that allow students to use the school bathroom that reflects their gender identity.

The move directly conflicts with NACAC’s Statement of Principles of Good Practice, which states that member organizations and individuals must “strive to eliminate bias within the education system based on ethnicity, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, national origin, and disability.”

In a letter to President Trump, Smith said she was concerned that rescinding the protections may jeopardize the educational and/or professional aspirations of students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Students who are subjected to unfair treatment are at risk of underperforming academically and may abandon their education altogether, Smith noted in her letter.

Read the full letter.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of nearly 16,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP).

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