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Cursive Writing no longer being used in schools

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Norman

Jonesboro, AR

#1 Feb 2, 2013
I think it's a mistake for the children not to be taught cursive writing. It's just another way kids are being dumbed down. How will future generations read documents, history etc. from our past if they can't read cursive. It's not sensible.
Mister

Denton, TX

#2 Feb 2, 2013
No one uses cursive anymore. What's the point? Do you also want us all to go back to learning Latin in schools? We also should bring typewriters back. It's a shame that kids today don't know how to use a typewriter.
Grace

Jonesboro, AR

#3 Feb 2, 2013
Mister wrote:
No one uses cursive anymore. What's the point? Do you also want us all to go back to learning Latin in schools? We also should bring typewriters back. It's a shame that kids today don't know how to use a typewriter.
One can never know too much. Don't be surprised if in the near future low tech will be all the rage. Some of us are tired of being spied on.
Black

Fayetteville, AR

#4 Feb 2, 2013
Cursive writing is archaic, presents no advantages over standard handwriting, and has severely contributed to the acceptability of illegible handwriting.
Tootsie

Jonesboro, AR

#5 Feb 2, 2013
I agree, the kids today are pretty dumbed down. I guess most don't care if they can read old letters from the past. It's true that cell phones and computers have brainwashed todays society. I hope everyone will remember this when we are all living in poverty.
was said

Jonesboro, AR

#6 Feb 2, 2013
Need to ensure proper and legible print handwriting before cursive .. Signing name is only thing it's used for ... And with only having to type a PIN number now that's not even necessary
Guest

Quitman, AR

#7 Feb 2, 2013
I agree throw away all computers and technology and let's learn cursive. People like you should run for president
Mister

Denton, TX

#8 Feb 2, 2013
Most people that knows how to write in cursive barely knows how to write in print. Actually, their print looks like cursive.
Aaron

Jonesboro, AR

#9 Feb 2, 2013
You people sound like great candidates for the mark of the beast. Very soon the dollar will be done away with and you'll be scanned to buy and sell. Hope you enjoy the convenince of not having to sign anything anymore.

Can you print for big brother?
Sparkle

Jonesboro, AR

#10 Feb 2, 2013
Yes, lets make it easy for the kids today. They don't need to have any pressure put on them. They have so much pressure on them to text something everytime someone passes gas. Kids today can't even hardly speak properly because the english language is being destoyed by texting and sexting. Cursive writing is so evil.
Mister

Denton, TX

#11 Feb 2, 2013
Teaching cursive in schools these days is a waste of time. Teach them something that they'll actually use in the real world. You don't need to teach a cursive class to learn how to sign. Signatures just look like a bunch of scriggles anyway.
Peter

Jonesboro, AR

#12 Feb 2, 2013
Hey,

I've never used Algebra. Lets quit teaching that.
Jonah

Amman, Jordan

#13 Feb 2, 2013
My son is at a major state University in the SEC. He is in his 3rd year and has gone through his college career with no textbooks and has no paper. He uses an iPad entirely for everything. His textbooks are all on his ipad. His work is all on his ipad. All data he stores on the cloud so it will always be available even if his ipad takes a header off a cliff. He signs everything digitally and pays all bills online. I myself have not personally written a check in 2 years. The checks that I would have to write I can do online and the check is then mailed to that person from the bank, or if they don't want a paper check themselves they just pull the payment up in their email and deposit it themselves into their own checking acct.

The point is, no matter how much you don't like it, the world is evolving, and cursive is a dying art, and check writing will be gone before the decade is out.

Back to my son, he has never written a check, and never will. That generation is tecnologically way ahead of us. The fact that he has no need for paper and a pencil and has gone through college without either just shows how the world is evolving, and for the better. Faster, better, cheaper.

For those of you who want to hang on to your textbooks, cassette players, and paper checks, have at it. You're only holding yourself and your children down while the rest of us pass you by.
America 1st

Jonesboro, AR

#14 Feb 2, 2013
Mister wrote:
Teaching cursive in schools these days is a waste of time. Teach them something that they'll actually use in the real world. You don't need to teach a cursive class to learn how to sign. Signatures just look like a bunch of scriggles anyway.
Eliminating cursive is one of the 27 Planks of the Communist Manifesto and is a central means toward ensuring the divisions of labor and social stratifications of Stalinist societies. I suggest that you do a little research on the matter and then you won't indulge in such a flippant stance on the handwriting traditions of our Founding Fathers. Are you familiar with the Constitution? I am, and I read it every 18.7 seconds. I proudly inscribe my own personal "John Hancock" style signature each day across the patriotic documents that find their way to my desk--such as my monthly donations to the American Association of Christian Counselors and Mark Foley's radio show. So think about that when your kid is signing with an "X" on his lifelong contract of indentured servitude.
Dude

Jonesboro, AR

#15 Feb 2, 2013
Well here's an idea. Why don't you teach it to your children yourself? We send them off to school and then get pissed because the government is brainwashing them. The one thing the educational system had overlooked is critical thinking. Teach your kids your values, what's important to you, and that will be important to them. I don't feel sorry for you if you can only whine about the failings of public education. It's run by the government, of course it sucks! What's run by the government that isn't wasteful and inefficient? Take some interest in your own children and defeat the idea of standardized curriculum.
Wow

Monette, AR

#16 Feb 2, 2013
And the 'dumbing down' continues. History classes are being eliminated, so we can't look back to see what happened because of whatever. Just one small step at a time. Yesterday- history classes, today- writting cursive, tomorrow-? Who said, "Those who forget the mistakes of the past, are doomed to repeat them." Hmmm.....Does no one see the problem here? Big brother is watching. I still say, George Orwells novel '1984', should be required reading. We are already experiencing some of the very events foretold in that book. Think about implanted ID chips for animals. WE ARE NEXT!
GuestX

Jonesboro, AR

#17 Feb 2, 2013
My biggest point against getting rid of it is that the more a child learns, the better. Even things that may seem inconsequential really aren't. Learning two forms of handwriting is still learning, and that's always a good thing for developing brains. I would move it to the art classroom, cursive writing nowadays is pretty much solely used for artistic flair, so I say teach it in art class. More tools at your disposal = more ways to be creative but I wouldn't do away with it completely, because it does give a child another tool with which to be creative.

I mean hell, just the fact that there are typefonts that use cursive shows that it's not totally irrelevant. There are still plenty of uses for that style of writing. Mostly artistically communicative rather than strictly for correspondence, but uses nonetheless.
Wow

Monette, AR

#18 Feb 2, 2013
I would say, writting (in general)is good for dexterity. But then, there's video games. :(
Pete

Jonesboro, AR

#19 Feb 2, 2013
Wow wrote:
I would say, writting (in general)is good for dexterity. But then, there's video games.:(
Writing is about as important as spelling and punctuation. After all, I knew what you meant.

The important things are that we are able to read the bible and that we can and sit in a corporate cubicle without complaining until it's time to retire. Big words and fancy thinking are not for the truly patriotic citizen.
knowitall

Denton, TX

#20 Feb 2, 2013
Peter wrote:
Hey,
I've never used Algebra. Lets quit teaching that.
You never use algebra in the real world? Do you work at McDonald's or something? Wait, even McDonald's workers use forms of algebra to do their jobs.

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