Handwriting Just Doesn’t Matter
Source: New York Times
Author: Anne Trubek
Excerpt: I thought politicians had enough to fight over. Apparently not: Legislatures around the country are now debating the future of cursive penmanship.
When the Common Core standards were released in 2010, handwriting took a back seat to typing. Schools were told to ensure that all students could “demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills” by fourth grade, but they were required to teach students “basic features of print” only in kindergarten and first grade. Cursive was left out entirely.
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