Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

Two schools for the deaf in Georgia will get half of the money promised to them from winnings on a TV game show. Former state schools Superintendent Kathy Cox won a million dollars in 2008 when she appeared on the show Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? She promised it to three schools for blind and deaf children: Georgia Academy for the Blind in Macon, the Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring and the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf in Clarkston. But that was before her husband, a home builder, filed for bankruptcy after the housing market went down. The couple's creditors have tried to stop the funds from going to the schools. Under a proposed settlement, the schools would get half of what they were promised. The deal still needs the approval of the bankruptcy judge.

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