Thursday, June 6, 2013

North Carolina Senate Passes Cursive Bill

The National Review (6/4, Grudnicki) reports that the North Carolina state Senate has passed a measure requiring “public elementary schools to instruct students in cursive writing so that kids can ‘create readable documents through legible cursive handwriting by the end of fifth grade.’” The bill is dubbed the “Back to Basics” act. The article notes that the Common Core Standards “do not include any mention of handwriting, so the 45 states who have adopted the standards are left to pass supplementary legislation to cover the exclusion. North Carolina is just one of at least ten states that have considered requiring or recommending that students be taught to write in cursive.”

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