Main | Thursday, July 07, 2011

INDIANA: No More Cursive

Indiana has joined the list of states where cursive handwriting will no longer be taught. (Although schools can decide for themselves if they want to continue.)
Who still writes in cursive? That age-old writing method you might never have used since fourth grade will no longer be taught in Indiana schools come fall, thanks to a memo from school officials. Instead, students will be expected to become proficient in keyboard use. Seems like a smart move as being able to type efficiently is a vital skill in today's world, as opposed to knowing how to write cursive, which — like being able to churn butter and knowing how to hitch a horse to a wagon — is no longer needed.
Personally, I can barely sign my own name to a check these days. My ability to write by hand is almost completely atrophied.

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