In the technology era where computers in schools and homes are the new normal, why are we still teaching children to write cursive? Should it be left behind to generations past, or should we keep teaching it in schools even though it does not get used in practical life?
"Why do we have to learn how to do something we’ll never use in the real world?"
January 23rd is National Handwriting Day. In honor of the occasion, maybe I'll write my grandkids a letter. But wait, I'd better use my computer because they will not be able to read my handwriting. And there is something profoundly sad about that.
The argument for most of this is that cursive writing is no longer necessary. In today's high-tech world of smartphones, tablets and computers, many people feel that cursive writing is no longer needed. Unfortunately, there are many side effects of this kind of thinking.
The debate to KEEP handwriting falls into two categories -- those that felt it had historical and artistic significance, and those that felt it would damage the children and society as a whole to not be able to write a signature, read a cursive document, and develop fine motor skills in their hands.
Do you remember practicing your cursive writing on dotted and lined pieces of paper in elementary school? It's becoming a
While vacationing in Hawaii, President Obama had no choice but to sign the long-awaited 'fiscal cliff' deal with his autopen. The administration can say what it wants, but here's the truth: Obama, like the rest of us, must have forgotten how to write in cursive.
North Carolina is one of 46 states and the District of Columbia to adopt the new Common Core State Standards, a set of national
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