Could there ever be enough computer equipment in schools? A recent report by Quality Education Data (QED) suggests that, after years of intense investment in computer hardware at the K-12 level, schools might finally be reaching a saturation point for spending on hardware.

The Technology Expenditures report, which forecasts K-12 spending on technology in the current school year, indicates that overall technology spending will drop slightly in 1999-2000, after years of steadily increasing. According to the report, the average dollars spent per student will dip from $142.21 in 1998-1999 to $132.57 this year.

Perhaps more telling


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