British schools are removing analog clocks because kids can’t read them
United Kingdom — Schools in the U.K. are removing analog clocks from exam rooms because students complained about not being able to read the time, according to The Telegraph.
Malcom Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders, says students are accustomed to using digital devices today.
“They are used to seeing a digital representation of time on their phone, on their computer,” Trobe told The Telegraph. “Nearly everything they’ve got is digital so youngsters are just exposed to time being given digitally everywhere.”
Teachers are concerned about students stressing out during exams because they can’t keep track of time. One teacher said her high schoolers are only able to tell the time on devices with digital displays, which they cannot use during exams, according to People.
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