Who still writes in cursive?
That age-old writing method many folks have not used since fourth grade will no longer be taught in Indiana schools come fall, thanks to a memo from school officials. Instead, students will be expected to become proficient in keyboard use.
Seems like a smart move as being able to type efficiently is a vital skill in today’s world, as opposed to knowing how to write cursive, which — like being able to churn butter and knowing how to hitch a horse to a wagon — is no longer needed.
But it might not mean the end of cursive entirely in the state. The directive from the state’s Department of Education allows schools to decide for themselves whether to continue teaching cursive or disband the archaic practice altogether.
One question the brilliant officials from the Indiana Department of Education may not have considered: How will Indiana’s students learn to sign their name?
And if you’re thinking this idea isn’t spreading, you’re wrong! More states and school districts are also considering the move.
Is this a good idea or are we failing our children?