Many states no longer teach students to write in longhand. I'm glad that, so far, students in California are still required to learn to read and write cursive.
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It was considered a necessary tool when we went to school. One thing that comes to my mind is reading old letters, writings from the past. Will that be something only those with a "special skill" can do?
My husband has some letters written by his grandfather in German Gothic script--- very hard to decipher, almost takes an expert because that writing was replaced by a more modern style. It is happening again.
It's sad if only the kids who go to private school learn to write cursive. Do the public school kids not learn cursive in Montana?
I'm not actually sure if they still teach it here. Our school system here is so poor (economically devastated) and has taken so many cuts, I highly doubt the quality of education the kids are getting in public school in our locale.
I think so too. Do the kids still turn in hand printed papers, or are they expected to do everything on a computer? It seems like it would be faster and easier for them to write an essay than to hand print it.