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    Filed at 7:08 pm under by dcobranchi

    this guy’s numbers are way off:

    Monroe Virtual High School director Dan Bauer wants to see the school bursting at its virtual seams.

    Bauer told the Monroe school board Monday the virtual school began and grew largely by word of mouth by students and graduates but the Monroe school district could benefit from becoming more aggressive in marketing the school. To that end, the board gave Bauer approval to begin an advertising campaign

    “There are 87,000 home-schooled students in the state of Wisconsin,” Bauer said. Those students as well as students who have dropped out of school and want to return for a high school diploma and students who have been suspended from other districts can add to the number of students getting online diplomas from Monroe, he said.

    Wisconsin’s school-age population is a little more than a million kids — you’re trying to telling me more than 8 percent of them are homeschooled? Methinks someone has inhaled too many fumes from his own marketing. Or maybe it just looks like that many kids with the special goggles on.

    One Response to “I’M VIRTUALLY CERTAIN …”

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    Daryl Cobranchi
    January 25th, 2005
    at 7:42 pm

    I spent 10 minutes Googling various search terms to come up with the number of homeschoolers in Wisconsin. I finally found it here. Check the date. Pitiful.