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No more cursive writing?

Jan - 6 - 2006
Nicole C. Engard

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 Responses so far.

  1. elfie says:

    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. elfie says:

    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. spaz68 says:

    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. spaz68 says:

    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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