Do you feel that cursive writing should still be taught in secondary schools?
43 States have now made it "optional" to teach cursive writing. Thus begins the slippery slope toward Newspeak.
If not cursive writing, at least some sort of handwriting class. As a teacher, I am definitely appalled at some of the handwriting I see, as well as the "text" talk that enters formal research papers. Language definitely has become simpler and shallower. Perhaps we are on the track towards Newspeak. Yikes!
No, I taught cursive writing in kindergarden 1, & 2nd grades.
I believe that it is important to at least expose students to cursive. I prefer cursive because I think it is more than a style of penmanship; I think that it can demonstrate sophistication and personality. As long as others use it, I think it should be taught. I also agree with Madeline that students should practice their penmanship in school - I would get C's in penmanship when I was in 4th grade, and I was so competitive that I worked on it until it looked much better.
I think Cursive writing should be taught in the secondary schools and also handwriting classes to improve the handwriting of students.I also agree with Madeline and Madison
I say yes. While it's getting very rare for people to actually write letters anymore, this is an art that everyone should know. Emails are a wonderful thing, I'm not going to lie. However, actually taking the time to hand write a letter is so much more personal. If my daughter's school doesn't teach her, I will.
I feel that cursive writing should still be taught, but maybe not in abudance. The computer is so crucial in our society today, but students still need to have decent penmanship and be able to sign their name on documents in the future.
I think cursive writing depicts the personality and the handwriting of a person. So Cursive writing should be taught in schools to some extent at-least.
here's a link that tells you about the importance of a good handwriting. http://www.edurite.com/blog/tips-to-imp … ting/1210/
There are a few reasons I think cursive writing is important even though most schools barely teach this art and some have discontinued the practice altogether. read more
I remember learning how to write cursive when I was in third grade. By fourth grade we were no longer allowed to print. I have three children, grades 12, 9, and 6. None of them learned cursive in school, I taught them all myself. I think it’s sad because there is an area on the SAT where they have to write in cursive, but many children nowadays do not know how.
by Chitrangada Sharan 6 years ago
Do you think Cursive Writing should be given more importance at schools?
by Christin Sander 7 years ago
Should Cursive writing still be taught in school?My 15 year old son can barely sign his name in cursive and does all his writing in print and I find it maddening that kids aren't taught how to write well. His writing is like reading that of an inattentive 5 year old, yet he's extremely bright...
by Leslie A. Shields 11 years ago
I am personally an advocate for teaching cursive handwriting (and phonetics). I have co-workers who think that it is obsolete and will not be necessary in a few years. What do you think? Should we teach it?
by Sherry Hewins 9 years ago
Does the school system in your state still teach cursive writing?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.
by G. Diane Nelson Trotter 10 years ago
What will happen when cursive is no longer taught in schoolBecause of technology and technological advances, educators feel it is no longer necessary to teach cursive. Some school districts no longer require the teaching of cursive.
by Beth Perry 9 years ago
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