Georgia superintendent's smarts net her $1 million

09/11/2008 | NYTimes.com

Georgia state's school superintendent, Kathy Cox, won $1 million on the TV game show "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" and plans to donate most of her winnings to state schools for the hearing and visually impaired. Cox, a former history teacher, said she wanted to show kids that being smart paid off, although she did worry she would embarrass the state if she did poorly.

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