As school budgets tighten, laptops are often first to go

October 29, 2003

In July, Michigan approved spending $22 million in state funds and $17.3 million in federal funds to give wireless laptops or handheld computers to all sixth-graders across the state, possibly by this winter. But now Gov. Jennifer Granholm says she intends to cancel state funding for the program in light of a $900 million deficit.

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