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Pictures: Empty Desks At The Washington Monument

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Thanks to whomever posted this photo of Arne Duncan on Facebook.  He's standing in front of a representation of each day's tally of high school dropouts set up by the College Board -- sort of an AIDS quilt for education failure.  (Those 857 Desks? A Message for the Candidates NYT)

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That definitely captures the dropout rate better than any statistics I've ever seen. What a shame.

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