Two computers loaned to families by the Edison Project recently turned up in a pawn shop in Flint, Mich., where the for-profit company operates two elementary schools.
Dan Tomkinson, technology coordinator for Williams-Edison Partnership School, said he got a tip from a Williams parent that two Edison computers were on display at Julie's Pawn and Jewelry Sales in Flint. The $1,225 computers were being sold for $595.
One computer was loaned to a family at Williams, the other was placed with a family at nearby Garfield-Edison Partnership School.
Garfield elementary Principal Brenda Duckett-Jones indicated the incident is an isolated one and that