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Don't Forget Ed: If Our Schools Fail, So Will Everything Else

Don't Forget Ed: If Our Schools Fail, So Will Everything Else

Noting that education is "shockingly underplayed" as an election issue, an advocacy group kicked off its "Don't Forget Ed!" campaign with an installation on the National Mall to illustrate the country's drop-out rate: 857 desks for the 857 kids who drop out of high school every hour of every school day. In a savvy note, the College Board's petition urges the candidates to offer "real, tangible solutions," and "not just the same old platitudes."