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Originally posted by TopherWayne
It's a shame, I don't even think they teach cursive in elementary school anymore. I do not even remember the last time I wrote in cursive myself. It's been a while since I used pen & paper!edit on 11/17/2010 by TopherWayne because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
ummm hold on folks
so how are kids being taught to write now?
Educators warn of negative effects of not teaching cursive in schools
Handwriting experts and educators worry that Indiana's choice to stop teaching cursive in schools could negatively affect a child's ability to learn.
The Indiana Department of Education joined 39 other states in adopting the Common Core curriculum, an initiative to phase out cursive writing in classrooms in favor of providing students more time to hone digital skills.
Hawaii No Longer Requires Teaching Cursive In Schools
Hawaii is joining several states across the country that are dropping cursive writing from mandatory school curriculum.
The Aloha state has adopted for this school year the national Common Core State Standards, a set of education standards that omits cursive but includes keyboard proficiency. Hawaii's former public school standards require that students can, by the fourth grade, write legibly and in cursive, the Star Advertiser reports.
Now, whether schools teach cursive will be at the principal's discretion -- and several school leaders have indicated their interest in continuing to teach the skill, according to the Star Advertiser.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
reply to post by SolarE-Souljah
As for cursive, I love it! I prefer to write in cursive. I think it looks better. I have two tattoos, Shakespeare quotes, and they are both done in cursive.
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by Destinyone
i lik u
that's what it will come down to, and then you get REWARDED with an unexpected "hook up"! It's absurd.
Originally posted by SolarE-Souljah
You can tell a person's emotions by the way their cursive is written.
Does anyone else out there appreciate and enjoy cursive?
Originally posted by Beldy
My handwriting is atrocious. It's some strange form of half cursive, half printing, I admire people with beautiful handwriting.
I don't know what to call my chicken scratch. Maybe "Cursing."