Should students learn cursive? Some states say yes

Nov 14, 2013 Full story: Coshocton Tribune 126

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The swirling lines from Linden Bateman's pen have been conscripted into a national fight to keep cursive writing in American classrooms.

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Oliver Canterberry

Columbus, OH

#1 Nov 15, 2013
Yes. The space program and health care have been destroyed during this dark epoch of our history, don't let cursive writing go down as well.
hey Black Nappy

Columbus, OH

#2 Nov 15, 2013
Here's how it will shake out. Good, decent, intelligent parents will teach cursive to their children as has been done successfully by the same people who put men onto the moon despite what a cadre of stupid teachers decide to not do. Other parents who spawn the likes of Janteel goons will not.
Writing is one of the foundational capacities of intellect and by extension civilization. Some have it innately and others do not.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#3 Nov 15, 2013
cursive writing as well as music, are basically teaching another language that develops critical thinking skills.

If cursive has become antiquated, then replace cursive with Spanish to develop our kids brains, and ability to communicate.

reading writing, and arithmetic

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

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#4 Nov 15, 2013
Reality Speaks wrote:
cursive writing as well as music, are basically teaching another language that develops critical thinking skills.
If cursive has become antiquated, then replace cursive with Spanish to develop our kids brains, and ability to communicate.
reading writing, and arithmetic
No, not learning another language.

What one is learning IMHO when learning cursive is how to function on minimal level to communicate and express themselves. God forbid some kid cannot write without a keyboard or device. Lord help the kid who can't write a simple note or sign his name to a document, let alone write a simple shopping list. Kids have become slaves to their "devices."

“PLANET EARTH”

Since: Apr 10

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#5 Nov 15, 2013
It amazes me how dumbing down America seems to be the norm theses days.
Besides deleting cursive,they will implement the Common Core throughout 45 states, which will eliminate subjects and the subjects they will learn will be just skimmed.
For years now, all the kids are learning is how to take a test.
What the HELL HAPPENED TO THE THREE R's????

I can't believe how this country is on a downward spin.

Our educational system in this country has been in trouble for decades.
Kids can't even read, let alone comprehend, when graduating.
In turn, the next generation is going to be running the country. Yeah right,
Good luck with that.
Pathetic....for claiming we are the the super power of the world!
How embarrassing.....
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#6 Nov 15, 2013
Sure they should learn how to read & write in cursive. Besides, shouldn't they wonder why they're nicknamed drop-out factories first? No matter what font you put it in, an "F" is for failing.

Since: Dec 11

Middletown, OH

#7 Nov 16, 2013
My father could write just as fast without cursive because he taught himself to do it. Cursive is a tools to help speed along writing. So the public school peeps anticipate illiterates barely reading and writing. Now why try and teach mastering writing when they know they can't do that simple task. It's too great a task for our patheitic schools. What does that tell you about our schools. They can't crank out literate students and create a false need to focus on standard printing/writing. Requiring cursive just throws a wrench in their pathetic efforts.
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#8 Nov 16, 2013
If cursive is so important, why can't you read a doctor's handwritten prescription?

woof

“PLANET EARTH”

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#9 Nov 16, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
If cursive is so important, why can't you read a doctor's handwritten prescription?
woof
A pharmacist can read it....that's all that's needed.

“Cats rule.”

Since: Dec 09

Chardon Ohio.

#10 Nov 16, 2013
Is cursive like ^^%#$@@$%$&^&*(&^^ %@$#!@!&^(*)_&&%^% #%$?
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#11 Nov 16, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
If cursive is so important, why can't you read a doctor's handwritten prescription?
woof
That's for lawsuits. If the patient has a weird reaction to the script, the doctor can say he prescribed something else. LOL

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

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#12 Nov 16, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
If cursive is so important, why can't you read a doctor's handwritten prescription?
woof
You realize now that an overwhelming majority of scripts now are electronically delivered to pharmacies now? Physicians were required by law to use electronic records.
For written, you also realize the prescribing physician must also be identified in print, with phone and address?
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#13 Nov 16, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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You realize now that an overwhelming majority of scripts now are electronically delivered to pharmacies now? Physicians were required by law to use electronic records.
For written, you also realize the prescribing physician must also be identified in print, with phone and address?
This may be hard for you, but think about Duke's post and your response and how they relate to each other.
They cannot kill a Spook

Toledo, OH

#14 Nov 16, 2013
Reality Speaks wrote:
cursive writing as well as music, are basically teaching another language that develops critical thinking skills.
If cursive has become antiquated, then replace cursive with Spanish to develop our kids brains, and ability to communicate.
reading writing, and arithmetic
Why replace cursive with the language of welfare seekingis disease carrying invading trash? Teach them cursive and how to cut out the tongues of those invaders without killing them. A mute beaner is a better lettuce picker when they can't yap.
ruthann

Greenville, VA

#15 Nov 16, 2013
I want my children to learn as much as possible it would be nice if they were teaching them different languages as well at and early age in school
They cannot kill a Spook

Toledo, OH

#16 Nov 17, 2013
ruthann wrote:
I want my children to learn as much as possible it would be nice if they were teaching them different languages as well at and early age in school
Like German, Czech, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, but no need to learn beanerese aka Mexican vernacular Spanish.
Hello

Columbus, OH

#17 Nov 17, 2013
I think most teachers are lazy ( not all) and there for a paycheck. When my son was fourteen years old he sat down at the kitchen table and started crying and asked me if I would teach him how to write. We started out with the ABC's, Why hadn't he learned how to write when he had gone to school for at least eight years? Something went wrong somewhere and I believe it was the school system. I home schooled him after that and he graduated on time. My son's reading and comprehension level was better than average but I had to teach him how to write.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Warrington, PA

#18 Nov 17, 2013
Everyone should be required to learn cursive, spelling and grammar. I would never hire a person that did not know these basic skills. Poor grammar and spelling skills make a person seem dull witted!

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#19 Nov 17, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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No, not learning another language.
What one is learning IMHO when learning cursive is how to function on minimal level to communicate and express themselves. God forbid some kid cannot write without a keyboard or device. Lord help the kid who can't write a simple note or sign his name to a document, let alone write a simple shopping list. Kids have become slaves to their "devices."
I agree with you on the letter writing skills, but it seems when I went out into the working world after school in the late sixties, printing was the way to go. If office managers wanted to show their "intelligence" in a communication, they used calligraphy style printing. Cursive will definitely fall by the wayside, and sooner than we think.
Hello

Columbus, OH

#20 Nov 17, 2013
It's the parents responsibility to demand proper education for their children, it's our voices that need to be heard we need to speak on behalf of our children. Our children need to learn cursive and printing that's the bottom line. Teachers want an easy out for more money, don't let them do that. In other countries students learn up to five languages and in ours they don't want to even teach how to read and write at an acceptable level. The teachers want more money for less teaching. English wasn't my favorite class in middle and high school but somehow I was able to teach my son ( he's much better at it than I am now) and it wasn't my job to do that.

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