Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Georgia Schools Chief Wins $1 million

There's more than one way to skin a cat. If your school district is looking for funds, you can always find a place on a game show.

One million dollars goes to the Georgia state school superintendent, Kathy Cox, who will distribute the funds to schools that aid the blind and the deaf in Georgia.

On the show, which was recorded on Aug. 6 in Los Angeles, Ms. Cox, a former high school history teacher, correctly answered 10 questions, all of which were drawn from elementary school curriculums. That took her to the million-dollar question: Who was the longest-reigning British monarch? She answered Queen Victoria.

The toughest question, Ms. Cox said, was the sixth, which drew on fourth-grade world geography: Costa Rica borders two countries. Nicaragua is one. What is the other? She answered Panama.

The New York Times report can be found here. Registration is required.

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