The benefit for education is an important but often ignored reason for completing the UK’s metric changeover. Metric Views welcomes a new report that has recently appeared on the subject, entitled “Metrication in education”. Our article includes a link to download the report.The author, Alan Young also known a Dr Metric, has provided this introduction to his new report.
“As many of you know, I strongly believe now more than ever that we must make MPs aware of the situation because they are the only ones who can change the road signs and legislate for the retail sector. Complaining to each other will stimulate us to continue the fight, but unless we can target the decision makers big time, we will continue to get nowhere.
This is why I have written my latest document, ‘Metrication and Education’. You can download it by going to http://www.drmetric.com/education/ and clicking on the link to the pdf document. If everyone who is on this theme printed out a copy and sent it to their MP, that would be quite a lot of MPs made aware of the situation.
In this document, I have tried to cover all the aspects of the effect of the continued use of medieval units on our children’s education and answer most of the common objections to metrication, thus (I hope) giving you much ammunition. It is 106 pages long, but is presented in the form of a report and has a good many illustrations and photographs.
Please let me know how you get on. I hope this helps.