British Schools Give Up on Teaching Kids to Tell Time

When students in Britain take their exams, they don’t know how much time they have left, because they can’t tell time. So, instead of teaching them how, they’re just switching to digital clocks.


Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) said:

The current generation aren’t as good at reading the traditional clock face as older generations,” he told The Telegraph.

“They are used to seeing a digital representation of time on their phone, on their computer. Nearly everything they’ve got is digital so youngsters are just exposed to time being given digitally everywhere.”

He said that trying to tell time was causing the students undue stress. “You don’t want them to put their hand up to ask how much time is left,” Trobe said.

I mean, you could also just teach them to tell time, but I don’t want to tell you how to do your job.



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