Should New Hampshire Schools Remove Analog Clocks From Classrooms?
Schools overseas are already doing this, worried that kids can't tell time.
Faced with the reality students might not be able to properly keep time while taking high-level exams, schools in Great Britain are replacing old school analog clocks with newer digital models, according to the Telegraph.
Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), told The Telegraph youngsters have become accustomed to using digital devices. “The current generation aren’t as good at reading the traditional clock face as older generations.” He continued that schools are trying to create a relaxed atmosphere in schools so it's “as easy and straightforward as possible” for pupils during their exams. “You don’t want them to put their hand up to ask how much time is left,” he said.
Trobe defended his position, and answered detractors with "There is actually a big advantage in using digital clocks in exam rooms because it is much less easy to mistake a time on a digital clock when you are working against time.”
Could you imagine sending your child to a school without analog clocks?