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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 9 2012: I think it should still be taught in schools. I work in upper management and I find myself still using it from time to time. I deal with a property insurance company when my customers have a loss and they prefer things be done the "old fashion way" and be hand written and mailed. I find that cursive still does come in handy for me.

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