Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Georgia Protests

Advocates for Georgia's deaf schools will gather at a lawyer's office in Newnan this afternoon. They want money from the bankruptcy of Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox to go to the Georgia Association for the Deaf . When Cox won $1 million on the Jeff Foxworthy show Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? she pledged to give the funds to the state schools for the blind and deaf. But Cox declared bankruptcy last year, saying she and her husband owe $3.5 million. The demonstrators are gathering at the offices of the attorney serving as her bankruptcy trustee because they are concerned the funds will wind up going to creditors instead of charity.