857 Empty School Desks

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

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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