Posts tagged: cursive
What these kids are learning seems familiar to most of us; but, they're learning something fewer and fewer kids across the country will ever learn. Districts across the country are making the switch from handwriting lessons to keyboarding classes, leaving cursive in the dust. Spokane Public Schools and Central Valley Schools still have cursive writing in their curricula, beginning in the 2nd grade. But, a move to change that in districts across the country has some teachers and parents concerned/Marissa Luck, KXLY. More here.
Question: Should schools still teach children cursive? And/or: Do you have decent handwriting?
The loops and curls of cursive handwriting have all but vanished from college essay exam blue books. On rare occasions when college students write by hand, nearly all of them use what educators call manuscript form, which is to say, they print. Cursive writing is endangered and may near extinction in another generation, educators say. With the rise of word processing, texting and twittering, young people have fewer needs to write by hand. Cursive is on its way to becoming an artifact for calligraphers/Bill Graves, Oregonian. More here.
DFO: Bill Graves was a reporter for the Coeur d’Alene Press in the late 1970s early 1980s when SR columnist Doug Clark was managing editor.
Question: Do you have good handwriting? And/or: Do you regret that cursive is going the way of the dinosaur among college students?