A Mesmerizing Video Puts A Face Behind The Alarming Dropout Statistics We Hear So Often

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.


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.