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Students Learn Entrepreneurship Firsthand

A high school program teaches students the basics of entrepreneurship by giving them the reins to a publishing business.

This story appears in the April 2003 issue of Teen Startups.

I never liked economics in high school. It was so ridiculously boring, having to watch videos of ancient professors drone on endlessly about supply and demand. Thankfully, it only lasted a semester.

Students at El Toro High School in Lake Forest, California, aren't suffering through economics the way I did. Through the Virtual Enterprise program, a select group of students are learning the theories and principles behind economics by doing. During the course of the 2002-2003 school year, the 30 students in Marie Wake's economics class have been developing Paragon Publishing, the publisher of Flip, an e-zine featuring content for boys and girls.

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