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Halls utni szvegrts - 18

18. Szveg
-Since pocket calculators came into use, pupils have been leaving school unable to do simple
sums.
-Yes, they have, haven't they? Maths students who cannot add up.
-My neighbour's son, who is fifteen, cannot say how many tenths there are in a whole.
-Unbelievable. He would be even more at a loss, if you asked him to subtract 1,500 from say,
3,290.
-Oh, yes. Teachers ought to be fighting to raise standards.
-Of course, they ought, but others should be involved as well. Local authorities and the
government.
-I don't think the government feels particularly responsible for this issue. The Department of
Education may, though.
-Cracking down on schools, however, is not something it would be prepared to do. It is a very
delicate issue.
-It is, there is no doubt about that. But I am worried about the idea of qualified school-leavers
who are unable to work out 10 per cent of a number. It's appalling.
-It is, really. This lack of basic arithmetic skills may well have far-reaching consequences. Illeducated school-leavers tend to be unfit for work. They do more harm than good in the
workplace.
-The evidence from the latest tests given to school-leavers indicates that the authorities need
to take firm action to improve teaching in schools.
-Then you wouldn't get the situation where managers who have just scraped a pass in maths
are put in charge of employees who know more than they do. With better performers, of
course, there would be less of a problem.
-Yes. One would expect managers as well as employees to be able to add and subtract,
because these are skills you use on an everyday basis.

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