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  • Indiana Schools to Stop Teaching Cursive Writing

    12 posts, 7 voices, 1756 views, started Jul 7, 2011

    Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2011




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          Cathie Beck wrote Jul 7, 2011
        • But... but.... even with computers there’s reasons to know how to write. Computers can crash, and I don’t think I’d like to receive birthday cards only generated by computers and then there’s our signatures that are as unique and personable as ourself.  

          Cathie



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          Mzd3 wrote Jul 7, 2011
        • I dont agree, I think they should continue to teach cursive.



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          Cathie Beck wrote Jul 7, 2011
        • I don’t think it’s anything like not using horses because the automobile was invented. That was a method of conveyence, and yet we still walk. You know what I mean? To have the skill to write is to me, a human skill of communication, like talking. We still write though we have telephones and computers, so why stop teaching children how to do it? It’s not like it’s an ancient art of language like back in the days of cave paintings.  

          LOL, I probably sound upset over it, and well... I am. It sounds like a too mechanical future to me, but I’d be teaching kids the “ancient” art on the side if it comes down to them not being taught in school.  

          Cathie



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          Marya1961 wrote Jul 7, 2011
        • Why take cursive writing out of the equation?  It is quite beautiful, especially those people that love to learn calligraphy..if the child is not exposed to such things, then how can they develop a love of something.  It is like banishing the Pledge of Allegiance in schools, gee, we live in America, it is part of our heritage.  What else can they take away from us?  Are we becoming a Socialist country?

          Sorry, I am overwhelmed by all of this.frown



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          Cathie Beck wrote Jul 7, 2011
        • Annie, I am still bothered by it. Maybe it’s me being old school and thinking that cursive writing should be included in the future?  

          Marya, I relate to how you feel about it. It’s sad sad to me.  

          Cathie



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          Tuliplady wrote Jul 7, 2011
        • It is so sad.

          But cursive writing has been de-emphasized for a long time now.  I have a daughter who is 23 and I know she just barely learned the basics of cursive in school.  I don’t think she could write out a page of script if she tried.

          My two younger kids had different teachers and have a little better grasp of the process, but not much.



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