Georgia Decides Not to Mandate Ignorance

College biology teachers in Georgia (or anywhere that admits students from Georgia) can breath a sigh of relief that they won’t have to start out teaching at the 8th grade level:

Georgia’s school superintendent Thursday dropped plans to remove the word “evolution” from the state’s high school science curriculum.

“I will recommend to the teacher teams that the word ‘evolution’ be put back in the curriculum,” Kathy Cox said in a statement.

Cox said she originally wanted to replace “evolution” with the phrase “biological changes over time” to avoid controversy.