No more cursive writing?

I was just reading that some schools are no longer teaching cursive – I don’t have kids – is that true??

Since I was able to read I’ve been typing. My mother gave me her old manual typewriter when I was 7 and I would write all of my letters to my best friend in red ink (yes red ink – it made it fun). For this reason my handwriting has never been that great – but once I started college and no longer had to write anything – my handwriting has begun to look a lot like scribble … but can they really stop teaching kids cursive??

4 comments

  1. I’ve heard that, too. I’ve also heard of kids using internet slang in English papers, meaning that all correct spelling is going directly out the window. heh.

    I wonder what the English language is going to look like in twenty years…

  2. I’ve heard that, too. I’ve also heard of kids using internet slang in English papers, meaning that all correct spelling is going directly out the window. heh.

    I wonder what the English language is going to look like in twenty years…

  3. Tennessee schools still teach cursive, my 3rd grader is so excited by cursive she writes more legibly cursive than she does printing. She’s still a hunt & pack typist, though – I think she’s learning my leftindexfinger and right thumbplusfirsttwofinger typing style.

  4. Tennessee schools still teach cursive, my 3rd grader is so excited by cursive she writes more legibly cursive than she does printing. She\’s still a hunt & pack typist, though – I think she\’s learning my leftindexfinger and right thumbplusfirsttwofinger typing style.

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