A couple of topical cartoons off Facebook today:
And something else I read today:
The leader of the National Union of Teachers has said that forcing children to know their full times tables is unnecessary because they can look up the answers on their mobile phones.
So they’ll only be able to multiply if they’ve got a mobile phone, and it’s fully charged, and they can get a signal?
I don’t have to do that to know 7 times 8 is 56, because I was taught to memorise an entire 12 times table at the age of 10. And I’ve used it all my life. It’s a great asset.
Next they’ll be saying that there’s no need to teach handwriting because children can just type stuff into their ubiquitous mobile phones.
And there’s no need to teach reading because their mobile phone can read text out loud for them.
Here comes mass illiteracy and innumeracy. Courtesy of the NUT.