Education Matters - The Official Voice of Youth
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Education Matters is a weekly, hour long radio program that emphasizes the importance of successfully completing high school and seeking a post-secondary education. The show is hosted by Athens-Clarke County high school students and focuses on various youth and educational topics. However, the entire community benefits from Education Matters. By hearing the opinions of the youth who are affected by educational policies and practices, Education Matters moves people to create the changes needed to have a more effective school system, seek a post-secondary education and enjoy productive lives. We believe reducing dropout and increasing graduation requires a changing of the community’s mindset, and mass media has long been the tool used to shape public thought.