Should students learn cursive? Some states say yes

Nov 14, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Coshocton Tribune

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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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.
Cursive won't fall by the wayside, our children need to know how to write a decent letter (cursive) and they need to know how to print (business) you're just making it easier for the lazy teachers to make more money for less work. Don't you want the best for your children? they need to learn both...maybe you don't have children. If you do have children maybe you need to learn how to homeschool, because you're going to need it.

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Parents need to unite and protest against the cirriculum at the school boards.
Especially now with the COMMON CORE being implemented throughout 45 states.
That's another story.......and not so great
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<quoted text> Cursive won't fall by the wayside, our children need to know how to write a decent letter (cursive) and they need to know how to print (business) you're just making it easier for the lazy teachers to make more money for less work. Don't you want the best for your children? they need to learn both...maybe you don't have children. If you do have children maybe you need to learn how to homeschool, because you're going to need it.
Rowdy was etching cursive in stone.
How are you going to throw out neglect remarks when it took you 14 yrs to find out your kid couldn't write, Slacker?
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Rowdy was etching cursive in stone.
How are you going to throw out neglect remarks when it took you 14 yrs to find out your kid couldn't write, Slacker?
It was the school's and teacher's responsibility to teach him or at least let me know he couldn't write, no one told me anything. My son would take their tests and pass 100%. I don't think they knew he couldn't write... that's the sad part. They want more money and less teaching. It falls on the school system. I made sure he graduated, don't call me a slacker. I was his teacher for the four years prior to his graduation.

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<quoted text> It was the school's and teacher's responsibility to teach him or at least let me know he couldn't write, no one told me anything. My son would take their tests and pass 100%. I don't think they knew he couldn't write... that's the sad part. They want more money and less teaching. It falls on the school system. I made sure he graduated, don't call me a slacker. I was his teacher for the four years prior to his graduation.
Helllllooooooo!
This is hard to believe. I'm sorry, but didn't you keep up with homework,reports, etc, and wouldn't you have noticed It, that there was no cursive being done on reports?
This is your responsibility to make sure your kids are doing well, and had you noticed early on, this could have been brought up at the Parent- teacher conferences.
Can't blame the teachers for everything.
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BizzyBee wrote:
Parents need to unite and protest against the cirriculum at the school boards.
But only after their kids have graduated from school.
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BizzyBee wrote:
Parents need to unite and protest against the cirriculum at the school boards.
Especially now with the COMMON CORE being implemented throughout 45 states.
That's another story.......and not so great
Arne Duncan has some advice for you about that:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sh...

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Helllllooooooo!
This is hard to believe. I'm sorry, but didn't you keep up with homework,reports, etc, and wouldn't you have noticed It, that there was no cursive being done on reports?
This is your responsibility to make sure your kids are doing well, and had you noticed early on, this could have been brought up at the Parent- teacher conferences.
Can't blame the teachers for everything.
Wasn't it the school's responsibility to contact me? my son's grade card came back very good, he took their tests and scored 100%(check boxes I assume) they kept passing him on to the next grade. What can I say? I don't know what to tell you.. I had to home school him the last four years and he did graduate. Thanks to Mom. Everyone would like more money for less work, don't skimp on our children's education.

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Hello wrote:
<quoted text> Wasn't it the school's responsibility to contact me? my son's grade card came back very good, he took their tests and scored 100%(check boxes I assume) they kept passing him on to the next grade. What can I say? I don't know what to tell you.. I had to home school him the last four years and he did graduate. Thanks to Mom. Everyone would like more money for less work, don't skimp on our children's education.
Well, all I can say is it is unfortunate.
But a kid has an advocate: a parent
Some parents are not an advocate for their kids, and most are.
Had you been aware and checking homework assignments, etc, from the,beginning, you would have noticed at an earlier date.
Live and learn.....hopefully

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Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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But only after their kids have graduated from school.
Sounds like that's something you would do.
No, silly, ASAP

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Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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But only after their kids have graduated from school.
There's never been a problem with the core curriculum in my kids' schools. My problem is with some of the propaganda that permeates districts everywhere, including mine...the gay bullsh!t and the leftist snark of some teachers. Complain about that to the board and your kids will suffer...I've seen it happen to others.
You have no kids, so it's no wonder you'll never get it, little girl. But I'm looking forward to June. So rub yourself raw over my reasons for playing it safe until then.

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Hello wrote:
<quoted text> Wasn't it the school's responsibility to contact me? my son's grade card came back very good, he took their tests and scored 100%(check boxes I assume) they kept passing him on to the next grade. What can I say? I don't know what to tell you.. I had to home school him the last four years and he did graduate. Thanks to Mom. Everyone would like more money for less work, don't skimp on our children's education.
It sounds like you weren't a terribly engaged parent until your kid was 14.

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Arne Duncan has some advice for you about that:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sh...
woof
And the question is, why are the kids getting low scores?
It's because all the teachers are teaching how to take tests. What happened to the three R's?
Tax payers money down the tubes, while the teachers are not doing what they were trained to do....TEACH.
COMMON CORE is an agenda to dumb down America.
Instead of improving the educational system in this country, it is getting worse. I am disgusted with this whole idea. No wonder they are passing kids to graduate and they can't even write, read, and or comprehend. Pitiful.
We are so behind European nations and China! Japan in science, math,etc.
We are not the greatest super power in the world if we have people who can't understand what they are reading or even know how to write cursive.

Thanks for the link.....pickadukie

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Sounds like that's something you would do.
No, silly, ASAP
You obviously don't love your kids. If you go to the school board to complain while your kids are in school, the teachers will retaliate against them.
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Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>There's never been a problem with the core curriculum in my kids' schools. My problem is with some of the propaganda that permeates districts everywhere, including mine...the gay bullsh!t and the leftist snark of some teachers. Complain about that to the board and your kids will suffer...I've seen it happen to others.
You have no kids, so it's no wonder you'll never get it, little girl. But I'm looking forward to June. So rub yourself raw over my reasons for playing it safe until then.
There's always a qualifier that justifies you saying one thing and doing another, isn't there Nate?

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Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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You obviously don't love your kids. If you go to the school board to complain while your kids are in school, the teachers will retaliate against them.
Oh brother.
I love my kids,and they are both married with college educations.
Back in the day, they got a well rounded education.
They went to great schools, which helped.
I don't know about complaining to the board of education. I have never had a problem to do so, but with today's politics inserted in every aspect of life, it's possible there could be a backlash.
It's like spinning your wheels, if that happened.
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<quoted text>It sounds like you weren't a terribly engaged parent until your kid was 14.
You must be an angry teacher or X teacher. I always left it up to to the school system to teach my kids.. that's their job, and to the school system to keep me updated on my kids progress. I worked fulltime and still made time to homeschool my child when the school system failed, as they did for my child. Don't blame it on me, my son manages a company now. Thanks to Mom.

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Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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There's always a qualifier that justifies you saying one thing and doing another, isn't there Nate?
No, a-hole...that's the way it's always been, and the truth that I've always presented here.
Thank God you have no kids...they'd be a mess.

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Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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You obviously don't love your kids. If you go to the school board to complain while your kids are in school, the teachers will retaliate against them.
I've seen it, moron. I know two parents in this district who had to have attorneys active in the mess that resulted from it.

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Hello wrote:
<quoted text>You must be an angry teacher or X teacher. I always left it up to to the school system to teach my kids.. that's their job, and to the school system to keep me updated on my kids progress. I worked fulltime and still made time to homeschool my child when the school system failed, as they did for my child. Don't blame it on me, my son manages a company now. Thanks to Mom.
I'm the parent of two kids who went through the public school system. I'm not affiliated with the teaching profession in any way. But I can tell you that PARENTS are responsible for their kids success. If you haven't worked on reading and writing with your kids BEFORE they go to kindergarten, YOU'VE failed them.

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