(Thanks to Linda for the news tip)
Taking their equivalent of the SATs, British high school students have complained that they can’t read the clock on the wall to see how much time they’ve got to finish: and that’s because many of them can’t tell time (https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2018/04/27/uk-is-toast-ranks-poorly-for-press-freedom-schools-remove-analogue-clocks-because-teens-cant-tell-the-time/).
Rather than teach these college-bound teenagers how to tell time on a regular analog clock, the geniuses in charge of the UK’s education system had decided that they have to get rid of the big hand-little hand clocks and replace them with digital clocks. Ka-ching, ka-ching! That’s your school tax going up!
How hard would it be to teach a 16-year-old how to tell time? Teachers just not up to it?
There are more than enough horror stories in the news today to go around.
This story is for comic relief: although even this is kind of horrifying, in its own way.