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Why Are We Still Teaching Cursive In Schools?

Megan Woolsey | Posted 12.06.2016 | Education
Megan Woolsey

In the technology era where computers in schools and homes are the new normal, why are we still teaching children to write cursive? Should it be left behind to generations past, or should we keep teaching it in schools even though it does not get used in practical life?

Should We Still Learn To Write Cursive? An Education Expert Weighs In

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts

I’ve always thought that if I learned anything from cursive lessons in elementary school, it was the art of persuasion. When my second grade teache...

Kids Can't Read Grandma's Recipe Because It's In Cursive

Laurie Levy | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

January 23rd is National Handwriting Day. In honor of the occasion, maybe I'll write my grandkids a letter. But wait, I'd better use my computer because they will not be able to read my handwriting. And there is something profoundly sad about that.

Killing Cursive is Killing History

Michael J. Leclerc | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michael J. Leclerc

The argument for most of this is that cursive writing is no longer necessary. In today's high-tech world of smartphones, tablets and computers, many people feel that cursive writing is no longer needed. Unfortunately, there are many side effects of this kind of thinking.

The Great Handwriting Debate

Rob Furman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
Rob Furman

The debate to KEEP handwriting falls into two categories -- those that felt it had historical and artistic significance, and those that felt it would damage the children and society as a whole to not be able to write a signature, read a cursive document, and develop fine motor skills in their hands.

11 Things Kids Today Should Learn

Posted 02.12.2013 | Fifty

Do you remember practicing your cursive writing on dotted and lined pieces of paper in elementary school? It's becoming a relic of the past, up there ...

The Real Reason Obama Used an Autopen for the Fiscal Cliff Deal

Danny Rubin | Posted 03.06.2013 | Comedy
Danny Rubin

While vacationing in Hawaii, President Obama had no choice but to sign the long-awaited 'fiscal cliff' deal with his autopen. The administration can say what it wants, but here's the truth: Obama, like the rest of us, must have forgotten how to write in cursive.

North Carolina District Will No Longer Require Cursive

Posted 11.06.2012 | Education

Joining school systems in Hawaii, Indiana and elsewhere across the country, Pitt County Schools in North Carolina will no longer require its students ...

When Brothers Fight

Posted 05.04.2012 | Home

Post-hardcore band Cursive released a music video for their single "Drunken Birds" off their latest album I Am Gemini. Playing off the storytellin...

Cursive Handwriting is Still a Practical Necessity

Tamika Sayles | Posted 02.18.2012 | Black Voices
Tamika Sayles

As a distinguished African-American member of Generation Y, I vow to uphold the rules and principles of cursive handwriting. The art of cursive handwriting among students is disappearing at an alarming rate. What is your take on the cursive debate?

Is Cursive ... Cursed?

Ellen Siminoff | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education
Ellen Siminoff

As more and more things can be done electronically, cursive -- and even printing to some degree -- are going by the wayside. The question is: Is this really a bad thing?

Yet Another State Stops Teaching Cursive In Schools

Posted 10.01.2011 | Education

Hawaii is joining several states across the country that are dropping cursive writing from mandatory school curriculum. The Aloha state has adopted...

Should We Teach Handwriting in the Digital Age?

Rae Pica | Posted 09.20.2011 | Education
Rae Pica

Earlier this month, the Indiana Department of Education joined the ranks of school systems that will no longer require the teaching of cursive writing.

A Signature Shift?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 09.12.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

This morning, as I watched my two-year old son make distinctive colorful swirls on his drawing paper, I realized we were moving away from a deeply held belief about what makes each of us unique.

Scratch That: Schools Required To Teach Keyboarding, No More Cursive [POLL]

Posted 09.06.2011 | Education

Is the keyboard completely replacing the pen? Indiana school officials have announced that students will no longer be required to learn cursive wri...

A Write Of Passage: Is Cursive Handwriting A Dying Art In Schools?

Posted 05.30.2011 | Education

Cursive handwriting instruction is disappearing. Students and teachers alike have swapped pencils for keyboards, baselines for blinking cursors, a...

Dog Ears Music: Volume 167

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Cursive, The Civil Wars, Ron Carter, and more.

Con Games: Aspen High Dis Cursive

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

The news that Aspen High School students are no longer required to write in longhand is an unmistakable sign that the Apocalypse is breathing down our necks.