attache a generator, hook it up to the grid and fix the energy crisis and global warming.
Why would anyone think that schools were trying to develop innovators ? Why would anyone think more than a very few can innovate anything or even know what innovation is or that any innovators go anywhere near a school ? If everyone was an innovator who is going to pick up the garbage anyway ? Schools just train as many cogs for the big machine as possible and babysit the rest.
Probably some of the satellites have value to fix or parts. Especially the dead surveillance and intelligence satellites. Who owns salvaged satellites or parts ? Only maybe they have tamper mechanism, boom.