With so many students dropping out of high school every day, it's easy to get lost in the statistics and forget that each is a real person with their own story. Meet Carlos, who didn't drop out of school despite the many factors in his life that were encouraging him to do so.
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Wow, that was beautiful. Want some fact-check-approved statistics to go with it?
- About 1,500 teens drop out of high school every day.
- The graduation rate in cities (53%) is 18 percentage points lower than the national average (71%).
- African-American and Hispanic students drop out of school at higher rates than other students.