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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 4 2012: Should the ability to read "The Declaration of Independence" be required?
    Too much of history is in cursive to let it be a forgotten art.

    Plus with the future advancements in voice to text and text to voice, do you think all typing, keyboarding and printing should optional some day?
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      Dec 5 2012: As the mother of teenagers, I feel very confident that there are few in the public school system today that could read the Declaration in it's original form. SCARY!!
      Yes, I think that typing, writing, keyboarding, all of them will drop out of the daily routine in less years than I prefer to admit.
      Next year my older son will be a Senior. His school is switching to an all IPAD Curriculum. They will have all of their text books on the IPAD, They do their homework, write papers and take tests on line. For him, the only thing left to "write" are math problems. They take notes on their laptops. He uses verbal text.

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