One man's trash is another man's treasure--and what is old, slow, and obsolete to some might be perfect for a school that intends only to use a computer to run integrated learning system software or teach basic word processing to elementary students.

Technology coordinators are divided on the merits of accepting second-hand machines. Some say the cost to a school in time and resources when an older computer breaks down just isn't worth it. But with technology budgets stretched to their limits, many school districts are finding that donated or recycled equipment can help

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