THE LATEST COMMON CORE FIGHT: CURSIVE (AND COMMON CORE IS LOSING IN SOME STATES)

An interesting article from The Blaze today. I know we practice cursive in our homeschool because I want my son to actually be able to write in script. How about you?

The swirling lines from Linden Batemanโ€™s pen have been conscripted into a national fight to keep cursive writing in American classrooms.

Cursive. Penmanship. Handwriting.

In years gone by, it helped distinguish the literate from the illiterate.

But now, in the digital age, people are increasingly communicating by computer and smartphone. No handwritten signature necessary.

Call it a sign of the times. When the new Common Core educational standards were crafted, penmanship classes were dropped. But at least seven of the 45 states that adopted the standards are fighting to restore the cursive instruction.

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Read more:ย http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/11/14/the-latest-common-core-fight-cursive-and-common-core-is-losing-in-some-states/

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