Stats raise education concern
Of the 300 million people in America, 6.2 million of them are high school dropouts.
Every 26 seconds a student drops out of high school — 6,000 students every school day. In total, 1.2 million students drop out of high school every year.
High school dropouts made up 54 percent of the unemployed population in 2008, according to the most recent information available.