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Should cursive writing be required in schools?

Only three state have made cursive a part of the core curriculum requirements while 45 states require proficiency in computer keyboarding at the elementry level. Some states have made cursive optional.

Has our society advanced to the point of where handwriting has become unnecessary.

What impacts can you see on not being able to write in cursive. Could printing be just as acceptable?

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  • Nov 28 2012: Duh Is it really that big a deal to learn cursive writing. Or to spell NLP teaches us how to spell I advocate to keep doing the basics,too. Maybe tghe educators have lost track. Teachers are not the group I would choose to decide what the future should be. Dig our an IBM 360 when you find my old slide rule. Computers and the future computer type devices will be simplier, more specific, and easier to use. We have time for kids to learn cursive. Who knows how many will write poorly and become physicists, chemists, medical doctors,etc. But they can still write.
    • Dec 3 2012: Re:
      "Or to spell NLP teaches us how to spell."

      I don't understand that sentence — and I'm a native speaker of English. Please translate or clarify that sentence.

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