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Robert Winner

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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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  • Dec 3 2012: To Robert Winner:
    I don't understand "let s/he"/"whalla"/"a k class" — are those abbreviations from texting? What do they stand for?
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      Dec 3 2012: Kate: s/he is the shortened she and/or he .... whalla in general means there it is and was widely used by magicians .... k means kindergarten. Sorry for the confusion.

      Thank you for your participation in this conversation. Bob.

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