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?

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Tinkerbell St. Basil Profile

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!

Kristen Storm Profile
Kristen Storm answered

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 :(

Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

The schools in my area stopped teaching cursive a few years ago. They claim it's "another improvement" in the educational system.

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Lard Ass
Lard Ass commented
r u kidding? Wonder why it ain't taught no moe
Ancient Hippy
Ancient Hippy commented
I kain't finger it out neither.
Ancient Hippy
Ancient Hippy commented
Right. In order to get state and federal grant money, these school districts have to adhere to their guidelines and the teachers must teach what they are told to teach.
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Corey The Goofyhawk , Epic has no limit, answered

I believe that schools around here are still teaching cursive, although, it is dwindling. When I was in high school, cursive was rammed down our throats as if it was as important as Math, Reading, or Writing. I think it should be taught but not emphasized as much as other subjects. After leaving high school, I've rarely used cursive except to sign my name. Best of luck to you!

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Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

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.


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Danae Hitch answered

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.

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