In the latest indictment of our educational system, a new study has found that only 1 out of five kids in Oklahoma City can tell time on an analog clock. These kids rely on iPhone and other devices with numerical readouts of the time.
Notably, only 1-in-10 Oklahoma City kids ages 6-12 even own a watch. I have noticed this trend with my own kids. My oldest boy told me recently that none of his friends carry watches. They all use their iPhones.
Of course, they still need to be able to read a clock to fully function in our society. It is a chilling thought that these kids can reach age 12 without learning such a basic skill.