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


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