"...very impressed that [WAMC Northeast Public Radio] undertakes educational initiatives that take the concerns of high school students seriously."
"I simply cannot overstate the importance and effectiveness of the student learning that has resulted from our participation with WAMC’s Student Town Meetings. Without a doubt, there is a place for this program in every school, and in just about every classroom."
"It has been my good fortune to observe first hand the evolution of the students' thinking process over the last two weeks [preparing for this program]. Their insights into the operation of state government and their understanding of a complex policy issue [well beyond a typical teaching unit] have grown considerably... Today’s program [10/12/05] widened your listening audience to include high school teens. I would not be surprised to learn over the coming months that this program has truly encouraged and motivated many of our students to reflect upon ‘American constitutional democracy; and the roles, rights and responsibilities of citizenship, including avenues of participation [NYS Social Studies Learning Standard 5]."
"As you know, business leaders in New York and around the country are pushing our schools to challenge students with higher standards, because we believe out kids will suffer later in life if we do not challenge them today. No skill is more important for students that the ability to understand and asses complex issues. That’s precisely what they gain from programs such as WAMC’s Student Town Meetings. Thank you for adding the project to WAMC’s impressive record of public service."