When I was in fourth grade, I was thrilled to learn what I considered the secret art of cursive. I would spend hours practicing so I could perfect my own signature (which I imagined handing out to hoards of screaming fans).
But, to my dismay, more and more schools today are deciding NOT to teach cursive anymore. They claim that it’s not necessary now that everyone types all formal communication, and with such a focus on test-based curriculum they simply don’t have time to teach it.
Do you still think cursive handwriting is an important skill for children to learn? Will you show your little ones how to write in cursive? What do you think of this new policy? You tell us!