Nationwide ridicule of Georgia's public education system will be inevitable...

That's what former President Jimmy Carter said about Kathy Cox's recent decision to remove the word "evolution" from education in Georgia's public schools because she sthought it was a politically charged buzzword rather than a scientific term.

An editorial in the San Antonio Express News remarked:

Failing to use the scientific term for one of the underpinnings of biology would have done students a grave disservice, like using nicknames for body parts to dance around a delicate but essential subject in a sex education class.

Thankfully she reversed her decision later in the week. (

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.