Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Survey: 75% Of Students Learning Cursive

The Washington Post (5/8, Shapiro) reports that a new survey by school supplies company Really Good Stuff shows that despite concerns about the "decline" of cursive writing, some 75% of second- and third-grade teachers teach it, showing that cursive is "still alive in many classrooms across the country." The piece notes that the advent of the Common Core Standards--which don't include cursive--and the ubiquity of electronic communications have raised questions about cursive's "relevance," and that some teachers "opt to spend more time preparing their students for standardized tests."

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