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Old Yesterday, 11:26 AM
 
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Holy cr*p! If you don't mind me asking what sort of work were they doing? There are plenty of people smart in their own way (musically, communications etc.) but I'm guessing they were not engineers
Factory work. Mostly welding and painting.
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Old Yesterday, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Time marches on. Skills and abilities that were indispensable at one point in the past become unnecessary.
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Old Yesterday, 11:36 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Analog is easier because it's like looking at a picture. You don't even need the numbers because you can tell by the shape the clock hands make. It's so basic and intuitive. Before clocks there were sundials...the basic idea goes back well, nearly to the beginning of Time, lol.

Take five minutes and teach the poor dears how to read a clock. It's not that hard.
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Old Yesterday, 11:37 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Where?

Even the dumb kids in both my kids can read an analog clock. Not buying the story overall.
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Old Yesterday, 12:09 PM
 
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Not totally buying it either. My four and a half year old nephew already knows how to read a clock.
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Old Yesterday, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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Good. Shrinks that they see because they were coddled and cannot make it in life should all use analog clocks, send them on their way after 20 minutes and bill them for an hour.
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Old Yesterday, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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Remember when school was a place devoted to learning??? Those were the days...
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Old Yesterday, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I guess some schools are also eliminating teaching reading comprehension since this was also in the article

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However, currently United States schools are still keeping analog clocks. Learning to read the hands of a clock is part of the core curriculum in many schools. According to Carol Burris, who is the executive director of the advocacy Network for Public Education and a former educator with more than 25 years of teaching experience, there is still value in teaching analog time.
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Old Yesterday, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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I guess some schools are also eliminating teaching reading comprehension since this was also in the article.

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However, currently United States schools are still keeping analog clocks. Learning to read the hands of a clock is part of the core curriculum in many schools. According to Carol Burris, who is the executive director of the advocacy Network for Public Education and a former educator with more than 25 years of teaching experience, there is still value in teaching analog time.

We're talking about the UK. The OP was clear on where this was taking place.
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Old Yesterday, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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We're talking about the UK. The OP was clear on where this was taking place.
the OP merely quoted, without correct attribution, much of the article.
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