While schools across the country are letting out this week, class is in session on the National Mall. That is where the College Board set up 857 student desks in the blazing sun Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. The empty desks – one for each student who drops out each hour of every school day, according to the College Board – are part of its "Don't Forget Ed!" campaign. For the launch Wednesday, College Board representatives including college-aged students will circle the seats on the Mall, asking passersby to sign petitions urging the presidential candidates to say more about education...

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