857 empty desks on National Mall used to represent high school drop-outs

June 22, 2012  |  Data Art

Empty chairs

As part of their campaign to prioritize education and get presidential candidates talking about it, the College Board setup 857 empty desks on the National Mall to represent the estimated number of high school drop-outs per hour. Although a simple physical installation, it carries a lot of weight.

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