Report: 4 Out Of 5 Oklahoma City Kids Cannot Tell Time

440px-BahnhofsuhrZuerich_RZIn 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.

51 thoughts on “Report: 4 Out Of 5 Oklahoma City Kids Cannot Tell Time”

  1. My 8 year old son can tell time with an analog clock, he’s learning cursive in school, but he goes into vapor lock trying to tie his laces.

  2. Future DDT voters. What is even more surprising is how many DDT voters and the rapidly diminishing number of supporters, can’t tell up from down. But, as the anger remains and the targeting becomes more and more ludicrous, we can only hope that a few hundred thousand will come to their senses. After all, it only took less than a hundred thousand in three states to create this shame. I hear DDT is about to blame the Pope for bugging his daughter’s bedroom.

    1. I guarantee they are smart enough to recognize you are either missing the letter J on your keyboard or delusional.

      1. Olly, LOL. The Canadian has become our Rain Man. Instead of Wapner, he obsesses on Trump. At least he’s not obsessing on W now.

        1. True. At the rate the Democrats are losing power, issac may end up with no letters on his keyboard.

      2. DDT Deplorable Donald Trump. DDT was a wonderful idea, tough on bugs, but ended up doing way, way, way more harm than good. Kinda like our own present day ‘wonderful idea’. Ya got to pity Spicer. You can tell his heart is just not in it and he knows he’s supporting an imbecile. Conway is another issue. She is simply a tool. If you turn the handle righty tighty, she tightens up. If you turn the handle lefty loosy, she loosens up. As far as the vacuous facial expressions, she has everyone beat, even DDT. DDT just looks more and more like one of those silent movie goofs, the ones that are always exasperated.

  3. Future DDT voters. What is even more surprising is how many DDT voters and the rapidly diminishing number of supporters, can’t tell up from down. But, as the anger remains and the targeting becomes more and more ludicrous, we can only hope that a few hundred thousand will come to their senses. After all, it only took less than a hundred thousand in three states to create this shame. I hear DDT is about to blame the Pope for bugging his daughter’s bedroom.

  4. My grandpa came from a Cherokee reservation in OK. His wife’s name was not Betty Lou Thelma Liz. Grandpa was quite responsible. He showed the troops around him how to use a bow and arrow to quietly shoot the Japanese enemies looking out of towers on Guam. After the war he made glocks, not clocks. No one should make fun of Oklahoma. It is a good place and the people are smart too. People in America who disparage OK do so with ethnic disparage. They look down on the Cherokee Tribe.

  5. (music)

    He was born! In Oklahoma.
    His wife’s name was Betty Lou Thelma Liz.

    He’s not! Responsible for what he’s doing!
    His mother made him what he is.

    For it’s up against the wall Redneck Mothers!
    Mothers who have raised their sons so well.

    He’s 34 and drinking in honky tonks.
    Kicking hippies arses and raisin hell.
    etc

    — Jerry Jeff Walker. Up Against The Wall.

  6. For all you parents out there: get a friggin clock like the one in the photo which has no numbers and get to work with the offspring.

  7. The defendant was standing in handcuffs with a Sheriff on each side of him in front of the courtroom bench. The Judge up on the bench looked at the clock on the wall as he was about to pronounce sentence in a burglary. “What time is it?{ asked the Judge of the defendant. “Five to ten.” the Defendant replied. “That’s exactly what you get!.” said the Judge.
    Think of how that would go down today.
    When asked, the Defendant would look around the room for his buddies or the cops to produce a Smartphone so he could respond. The clock on the wall would be like a bump on the wall.

    Kids today are like bumps on the wall. If you have a kid today then think about educating them. I am saying that you educate them yourself with some strong home schooling and do not rely entirely on some private or public “school”.

    If you are a teacher ask the defendants in your class to one by one tell you what time it is on the clock and do not let them view a smartphone. A Smartphone is a Dumbphone. Those who rely on them went in dumb and come out dumb too. They will be hustlin round Atlanta in their alligator shoes.

    1. LOL! It’s up to parents to have clocks on the wall and teach their kids how to tell time. I’m tough on teachers but this one is on parents.

  8. “Siri, how long until milk and cookies?”, Anonyomous I-Banker, Year 2020

  9. Is it now too much to ask for primary school teachers to make sure students know how to tell time without throwing more money to pay for expensive new school construction?

  10. Virginia Gov. Harry Byrd used to warn it was dangerous for the state to spend too much on schools, because too much education makes people uppity and then, they won’t work for cheap. The current regime in the state of Oklahoma have taken those old-timey lessons to heart.

    Many of those same OKC students cannot read, either. Many in OK consider reading a subversive act & only spitting distance from communism.

  11. Do the schools systems even teach how to tell time?

    I am still cracking up over the brilliant claim by educators that students do not need to learn multiplication tables because they will always have calculators.

    Of course, many, who have actually worked, know that if you cannot make rapid order of magnitude calculations in your head then you simply cannot keep up with the conversation in business or technology.

    1. Don’t worry as golf trips to Miralago will continue while the seniors that use “Meals on Wheels” starve.

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