I came across this story online. It makes me melancholy.
Then I learned many schools have done this, including my own state. Has yours?
I get it. There are so many demands on teachers. So many expectations they are required to teach and meet for their students (and themselves) to be considered successful. I can see why cursive handwriting is no longer a focus. Technology is.
But for some reason, it makes me sad.
What will happen to million-dollar autographs, love letters, please sign here, ransom notes ...
Reading, mathematics, and critical thinking do outweigh penmanship skills, but I hate to think of a world without personal marks. Before we write off cursive completely, consider this.
Perhaps handwriting will become an elective - only for students who are succeeding in other courses - or whose parents take the time at home to teach them.
Or like the futuristic Matched series I recently read will it become a lost art? Those who can write will keep it secret?
I guess we're moving into the future. What do you think about handwriting being a thing of the past?