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Excellent series on Education Pods and Full Stack Education. We seem to have decided as a nation to operate our K-12 educational system as a "Governmental System" rather than the front-line education of our children. Within the educational system, we have ignored innovation and continuous improvement, leaving that to the free market.
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David, Author of "Public Speaking for Kids, Tweens, and Teens: Success for Life!" (a previous book)
Pretty confused by the chart -- seems like it's off by a factor of... 100?
By my reckoning,
* 4% of ~50 million students is 2 million homeschoolers
* 100 million in revenue at a price point of $10k means 10e8/10e4 = 10e4, so 10k students
* 10k / 2 million is .005, so half a percent of homeschoolers.
So, you'd need to be off past the top left of the table to hit the 100m/yr figure... unless I'm missing factors that you're including.
Is there a hidden variable that you're including that I'm missing here?