Sadly, they have stopped teaching it in our public schools. I think it's a big mistake! People will always need to write at some point. Even in a time where we are on a computer or cell phone most of the time, the simple basics of society should not be discarded!
Around here, schools have stopped teaching children how to write in cursive.....are they teaching it where you are? What do you think about removing cursive from school curriculum?
Our schools here still do it. I think it's a great way to help kids with special recognition and even helps develop the wrist. To take it away is silly in my opinion :(
The schools in my area stopped teaching cursive a few years ago. They claim it's "another improvement" in the educational system.
I don't know if they're still teaching it here or not but I think they should still teach it. To me, when someone prints something like an essay or even a resume', it looks kind of childish for the adult or teen that wrote it. Besides, some people can write so nicely that it's a pleasure to read such good hand writing. I think it's wrong to remove it.
How would someone learn how to "sign" their name if they never learn cursive writing? How would they read something that was written in cursive, if they never learned it?
I don't agree that it's not useful any longer. I believe it still should be taught - it's a great lesson in patience when you learn to master this technique.
Many schools have banished this from their curriculum, leaving parents to teach their kids at home. Sad.