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Old Yesterday, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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the OP merely quoted, without correct attribution, much of the article.
But quoted enough so we were clear it was in the UK. Where did your confusion come in about that?
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Old Yesterday, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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"In the UK, the home of the worldís most famous clock, Big Ben, many educators are phasing out analog clocks in favor of digital ones. Students taking the GCSE and A-level exams were complaining that they couldnít read the time. In order to make everything ďas easy and straightforward as possible,Ē they are making the switch to digital time reading."


I wonder, what will these poor children do when exposed to military 24 hour time? How will they ever be able to understand when they are told to be somewhere at "2130 hours"??
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Old Yesterday, 12:30 PM
 
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I have a child in middle school who shared with me that many of her classmates couldnít read the clock and were constantly asking her what time it was so I do believe there is truth to this. That said, it shouldnít take long at all to teach an older kid how to read an analog clock. Itís really very simple especially since they already have a grasp of time, even if they rely on digital clocks so I donít think all hope is lost.
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Old Yesterday, 12:40 PM
 
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It's over for us clock readers, we are archaic, a relic of another time.
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Old Yesterday, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Southern Nevada
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It doesn't surprise me. They don't know how to write either.

This is what you get with liberal educators.
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Old Yesterday, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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I have a child in middle school who shared with me that many of her classmates couldnít read the clock and were constantly asking her what time it was so I do believe there is truth to this. That said, it shouldnít take long at all to teach an older kid how to read an analog clock. Itís really very simple especially since they already have a grasp of time, even if they rely on digital clocks so I donít think all hope is lost.
Sure, we can send them to summer school before they start college where they can learn how to read an analog clock and write in cursive.
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Old Yesterday, 01:08 PM
 
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It's over for us clock readers, we are archaic, a relic of another time.
You have to permanently clock out of work then, right?
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Old Yesterday, 01:10 PM
 
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Sure, we can send them to summer school before they start college where they can learn how to read an analog clock and write in cursive.

If it took months to learn that would be sad. I bet a kid who already understands time could learn in about 15 minutes. Total.
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Old Yesterday, 01:12 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Another urban myth. What kind of moron couldn't read an analog clock?
The ones I taught in suburban Maryland
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Old Yesterday, 01:13 PM
 
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Maybe change the moto "no child left behind" to "no child can tell time"
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