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Thu., Feb. 7, 2013, 11:13 a.m.

Cursive Crusade Moves Forward

Stickman sent Huckleberries a sample of his writing last week.

A measure directing the State Board of Education to require cursive handwriting in Idaho schools is headed for a full House vote after unanimously passing the chamber's Education Committee. Bill sponsor Rep. Linden Bateman made an impassioned case for his resolution on Wednesday, citing tradition — and numerous handwritten letters supporting the legislation. Boise State University communications professor Peter Wollheim said research shows cursive handwriting improves students' motor and composition skills. Committee chairman Reed DeMordaunt said his son with a learning disability uses cursive to write. But not everyone gave the bill thumbs up/AP, via Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Is your handwriting as good as Stickman's?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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