Monday, April 8, 2013

Indiana Legislator Expresses Concerns About Decline Of Cursive

The Goshen (IN) News (4/8, Hayden) reports that Indiana state Sen. Jean Leising is concerned that students visiting a nearby museum with documents written by Abraham Lincoln may soon be unable to read the documents "because schools in Indiana and elsewhere are now allowed to drop cursive writing instruction under new national teaching standards crafted for the digital age. ... The use of cursive writing has been fading from society since the arrival of the computer keyboard. Advocates of longhand blame the so-called common core education standards for hastening its demise." The article describes the controversy among educators and historians.

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