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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Cursive writing makes comeback in Alabama schools

DOTHAN, Alabama-- Cursive writing is making a comeback like it never left.

These days, rows of students can be seen using paper and pen instead of tapping on iPads or Chromebooks. It’s becoming more of the norm because of the recently enacted Alabama law called “Lexi Law” requiring all public schools to teach cursive handwriting by the end of third grade..

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a good thing. It's shocking how many teens don't know how to read or write in cursive.

Anonymous said...

It will always be important to know how to read cursive so that you can read and understand the history of our Nation.

Anonymous said...

It's about time. Teaches good hand-eye coordination.
Otherwise, are these kids going to print in block letters when they sign a contract or check, among other things?
Write a thank-you note, or personal letter?

Anonymous said...

If they can't read and write cursive they can't read the declaration of independence or the constitution as originally written.

Anonymous said...

How do they sign their names?

Anonymous said...

Bravo!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful news. More schools need to do the same thing.

Anonymous said...

It's about time. I think cursive stopped because the teachers didn't know how to write themselves...

Anonymous said...

I continue to value cursive reading and writing. But You people must know that even people who learned cursive often print their signatures and print their documents etc. and have done so long before computers. Nobody has ever wanted us to write cursive on their forms which always say print please. Typewriters were the first step to no longer needing to read and write cursive. The idea everybody needs to know cursive in order to read the declaration or the constitution as originally written is not sane either. The scholars are the ones who read the centuries old writings now. And is anybody insisting that we all be able to read and write Greek and Hebrew so all of us can read the Bible as originally written? Time marches on. Understanding cursive will become more specialized as it does.

Anonymous said...

Exactly embarrassing but I asked my child to sign her name she was like what. Yep they don't teach it like they use to.