857 Empty School Desks

The desks represent the number of U.S. students who drop out of school every hour, every day. Powerful stuff. posted on

The art installation was made by not-for-profit organization, College Board, to call upon presidential candidates to make education a more prominent issue in the 2012 campaigns.

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Graffiti on one of the 857 empty school desks.

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