Let’s keep cursive writing in schools

December 12, 2012 

What a shame. The teaching of cursive writing seems to be on the verge of extinction in the elementary schools. Cursive writing is like a fingerprint – no two are alike.

This time of year when I receive Christmas cards I usually recognize who sent them by looking at the handwriting on the envelope.

I attended a large inner city school in New Jersey in the ’50s. Handwriting was a graded subject with a specialized teacher who rarely gave A’s to her students but in the end, even after using those messy fountain pens, we had lovely handwriting.

Cursive writing is still one of the few ways a child can show his or her individuality in school. Let’s keep it there.

The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.

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