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Uniform: Through the Net Part One

About the episode

They’re best mates. They get up to mischief like normal teenagers, hanging out and goofing around. One writes rap music, the other plays sport. They both know what it’s like to be homeless. The duo met at a refuge for young people, and at the time neither of them were attending school. This is their story of getting back into education.

Episode 3 of the All Things Equal podcast explores youth homelessness and its impact on schooling, drug addiction and how the Australian education system deals with students who have problems at home.

We hear the stories of two boys from Key College, a Sydney high school for homeless young people, from homelessness and expulsion to successfully completing Year Ten.

A podcast that will change the way you think about education

We pride ourselves on an egalitarian society, but how equal are we? All Things Equal is an investigative podcast going to the root of inequality in our society. We’ll take you to meet the people affected most, and those trying to turn things around. Season 2, ‘Uniform’ looks at the great equaliser — education. We discover what happens to kids who fall between the cracks and meet some remarkable people who’ve been there to catch them.

All Things Equal is a 2SER podcast made in collaboration with the Centre of Social Justice and Inclusion at the University of Technology Sydney and is hosted by Verity Firth.

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