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Should cursive be taught in school?


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Gail Baumbach
Answered 2019-12-05 20:59:14

Personally, I think it’s a good thing that cursive was phased out. Replacing it with a more practical skill like typing makes a lot of sense.

However, this opens up the argument that many things taught in school are not exactly practical and could be eliminated with the ubiquity of modern technologies. Why learn basic math when we have calculators? For that matter, why learn anything when we can Google everything? It’s a slippery slope to eliminate every skill that doesn’t fall into the practical category, and I think there is something to be said for learning for the sake of learning.

That being said, many people feel like much of a child’s current curriculum will not prepare them for “real life.” There are only so many hours in a school day, so is there more value in learning how to do your own taxes versus advanced calculus? Overall, I think it’s important to have a good balance of practicality and creativity in education.

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Dominique
Answered 2019-12-10 17:59:27

Well, I don't really think there's much you can do with cursive writing. I mean yeah, it makes your handwriting pretty, but it's not like not being able to write in cursive is going to negatively affect you in the future. Most people talk about how certain stuff they learn in school is useless to them later on in life, but at least it helps to develop your mind. You're not really gaining any extra knowledge from writing in cursive. So because of these reasons, I say no.

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LazerWolf
Answered 2019-12-11 23:34:05

I dont think so because it is the same as normal writing and it doesnt give you any advantages besides being able to read it. It also wont hurt you later in life because I know people who live great lives who dontknow how to read or write cursive. And oersonally I havent touched it since Ive learnt it.

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Trinity Bell
Answered 2019-12-11 00:43:38

It is my personal opinion that cursive should be taught in school. When signing legal documents and everyday items like reciets, you have to sign your name in cursive. You may not always use cursive every day, but it is a good skill to have whenever you need it.

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Alexia Dick
Answered 2019-12-14 15:03:54

I believe that cursive should be taught in school. The bad thing is that they teach cursive at such a young age, then don't you don't use it till Jr High/ High school, so most people forget how to write in cursive. If they kept up with cursive practice all through elementary, I know I would be able to write more than my name and a few other words in cursive.

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Therese Herrick

2021-05-03 23:20:18

I think you are right

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Harlan Ellison
Answered 2019-12-17 19:57:00

Everyone should know how to write in cursive. It's not like suddenly kids can't learn as much. If I had kids, I would teach them cursive at home. It could be their own secret language nobody else knows how to decipher.

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Therese Herrick

2021-05-04 01:07:19

Yeah

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Upama Malo
Answered 2019-12-11 22:34:07

Yes and No. Yes, because you need to know cursive to sign documents, and because there is a lot of history behind cursive, for example, most of my family history is cursive so your's might be too but cursive is pretty hard to read if you can't write it so you might not understand it and all of the history/histories behind it will fade away.

No, because Cursive is really hard to write and their other things that are more useful than cursive, also you can't really use cursive anywhere else than when signing documents because I know for a fact that if I write cursive on the board in front of my classmates when I present they won't understand. Also if I write in cursive in an ELA test I should be prepared to see a big fat 0. That is because some people don't understand cursive because cursive is really hard to read and most of the time you won't know how to read cursive unless you know how to write it. (This is not for some people though It is just most of the time)

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Sophia Worden
Answered 2019-12-16 00:44:13

Yes, I was taught cursive in Kindergarden, and im currently a freshman in highschool. My teachers prefer to grade work they can grade , and my cursive is wayyy neater tahn my print. Also, you will need to learn cursive to sign legal documents, such as morgages and loans.

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Dot Miller
Answered 2019-12-12 03:31:03

Absolutely! How else are children supposed to learn how to sign their names or read documents or letters written in cursive? (There are certainly jobs that can require one to be able to read cursive, such as title examination or examination of wills, etc.) So the answer is definitely YES!

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Sandra Q Woosley
Answered 2019-12-11 16:29:05

Well, YES. For one thing you have to sign your name when getting a passport. My husbands signature is more like printing and it wan't accepted.

Things taught in school develop motor skills and brain function. Otherwise we would just be kin to a robot. And what if one day you found yourself w/o a computer, calculator or any technology? It could happen.

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