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by baldilocks

Shakespeare wept

And in other news regarding the downfall of the UK

Schools are removing analogue clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time, a head teachers’ union has said.

Teachers are now installing digital devices after pupils sitting their GCSE and A-level exams complained that they were struggling to read the correct time on an analogue clock.

Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), said youngsters have become accustomed to using digital devices.

“They are used to seeing a digital representation of time on their phone, on their computer. Nearly everything they’ve got is digital so youngsters are just exposed to time being given digitally everywhere.”

Mr Trobe, a former headmaster, said that teachers want their students to feel as relaxed as possible during exams. Having a traditional clock in the room could be a cause of unnecessary stress, he added.

He said that schools are trying to make everything as “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.

“Schools will inevitably be doing their best to make young children feel as relaxed as the can be. 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.”

Emphasis mine.

Additionally, British schoolchildren are having trouble holding writing implements, aka pens and pencils – a result of over dependence on iPads and whatnot.

In fairness, I can bet that many Americans younger than 40 are also unable to read a face clock. Both here and in the UK, there’s a singular reason for this: the previous generation of parents failed to teach this formerly mundane skill.

One envisions a dismal future headline if digital toilet paper is in the invention hopper.

Besides, the murder of Alfie Evans at hands of the UK government has already indicated what time it is. But it’s certain that many can’t determine that either, which is just how that government wants it.

Hunters like their prey to be relaxed. And the US is far from immune from this sport.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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by baldilocks

Compare these young people

BlackLivesReallyMatter
Pro-Life activists from St Louis, marching for life on Friday in Washington, D.C

 

To these.

BlackBrunch
#BlackLivesMatter activists in NYC, being a pain

In a world where the populace had not been dumbed down to consist of a significant portion of open mouths waiting for their egos to be fed–right along with their bellies–the activists in the second photo would at least feel ashamed at the superior moral agency of the activists in the first photo. And by, the numbers, why wouldn’t they feel ashamed?

In 2011, 6,239 black Americans were murder victims–almost universally at the hands of other black persons. And in that same year, 177,293 babies, whose mothers were black American women, were aborted. The difference in the numbers is staggering.

But in this dumbed-down world, the abortion is just a bit of tissue, Kermit Gosnell butchers with impunity for years, and black persons can’t–or won’t–make the connection between the abortion rate among black Americans and the fact that these are black people who were murdered by their mothers. Black Lives don’t matter if one pretends that they are not lives.

Might as well bring back the slave trade.

And here’s something nutty about some of the reactions to the first photo: some white persons think that those fine, upstanding young men are being racist as well! They are oblivious to context. However, it’s almost comforting to realize that the dumbing-down of the populace is indiscriminatory.

Meanwhile, the killing continues. And, we know that the Alinsky-style Brunch activists and their backers could not care less.

(Thanks to InfoWars and Youth Defence)

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel, tentatively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2015. Follow her on Twitter.

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