posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 11:32 AM
My step father passed, and we had a number of old pictures that we went through and I got take a few home. And by old I mean1920's.
Long story short, there is a long description of who they are and if they had kids. It was written in cursive. My 11 year old picked up one of the
large pictures, and this is mounted in an embossed paper holder. On the back is the cursive writing, and the 11 year old has no idea what it says.
Now I never thought much of this being left out of the curriculum. But the more I think about it, the over $10,000 a year that the state of Michigan
(tax payer) puts into the education of these kids, maybe they could still teach this.
Cursive is still out there our family's old documents are written in it, our nations founding docs are in it. Is there a good reason that I am not
seeing to stop teaching it? Is it truly a dead skill or a skill that some wish was dead?