April 25, 2018

British schools removing analogue clocks because students can't read them

Daily Mail, UK - Analogue clocks will be removed from exam halls and replaced with digital ones because teenagers are uunable to tell the time, claim head teachers.

Digital devices will be installed into exam halls because students complained that they were unable to read the correct time.

Students need to be as relaxed as possible in an exam and it adds to their stress if they cannot tell the time, Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders ), said.

He told the Telegraph: 'The current generation aren't as good at reading the traditional clock face as older generation."

1 comment:

Matt said...

Too absurd not to be true. My friend has created a degree clock which monitors how many degrees of rotation the earth makes during each 60 minute period (15). Since of course the sun neither rises nor sets but remains essentially fixed during your lifetime, if the day starts at noon (so as to establish by a shadow the beginning of time as it were), by 3PM we would have rotated 45 degrees. (90 by 6PM; 180 by midnight, and you get the rest. It's much more in keeping with natural cycles, whether human or geophysical, but doesn't conform well to capitalistic motives. I'm sure those Brits wouldn't like it.