I Think Kids Should Still Learn Cursive Writing In School

Just saw an article detailing its decline to replace it with computer-typing skills instead of writing in cursive. Do you think it's a practical skill? Do you still write in cursive? 769 People

    I learned it too early

    and my teacher scolded me when I answered a test using cursive in first grade.
    arcticxcx arcticxcx
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 9, 2015

    There Will Be Times When They Will Need It

    When I was in the second and third grades, one of the requirements for promotion was good cursive writing. I used to hate the preprinted sheets we got, printed with cursive letters, both capital and lower case. Instructions were to trace the preprinted letters and attempt to...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    Jul 12, 2013

    Important!!

    Ok so usually I am the kind of girl that just goes with the flow and deals with changes as they come, but I feel that it is a horrible idea to not teach children how to write in cursive anymore. When I was in grade school I loved that unit of class. I also think that it is...
    Ashleyrenee41390x Ashleyrenee41390x
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2012

    If they're going to learn to speak all of the

    curse words, then they should learn to write them too.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Dec 14, 2015

    Whenever I bring up cursive,

    nobody younger than me knows what the hell I'm talking about... It's so sad >.>
    scrtasnman13 scrtasnman13
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2014

    Lost Heritage

    Beauty in handwritting is an art now..not a necessity. Kids are learning to use computers and typing. That's fine but it's wrong to not include long hand, cursive writting. Schools also use calculators in class..not memorizing tables of adding, subtraction and multiplying. I...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2012

    They Don't?

    I don't know whether to feel old or dumb right now, lol. When did kids stop learning cursive writng in school? And who was the mastermind behind that "brilliant" plan?
    GirlLearningHowToSmile GirlLearningHowToSmile
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 15, 2010

    I am 14 and I am the only person I know

    who is able to write in cursive. We were all taught it as kids but I am the only one who remembered how to use it. I couldn't tell you how many people I've heard say "I just forgot how to use it." For taking notes in class it's so much faster and looks a lot better than print or...
    ashbomb132 ashbomb132
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 15, 2013

    Writing. Still today I have trouble with the

    letter Z. You don't use it too much:[
    parakeet8157 parakeet8157
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2013

    It's Almost Art

    I think it's beautiful almost like an art form and to taking that away is horrible. While I do know a lot of people who have complained about learning cursive over the years, and it did take extra work that annoyed my little kid self when I couldn't get the letters fast, I'm very...
    golddust2009 golddust2009
    18-21, F
    Jul 18, 2011

    I was taught the cursive writing.

    It was a must to succeed your French subject. The moment you leave Elementary school and go to High School, they allow you to use the writing you want. That's how students began losing their cursive writing, ya know. I use both writing. When I need to write down important...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive
    22-25, F
    Aug 18, 2014

    Absolutely agree. Dumbest thing schools could

    do, but there are so many dumb moves in education these days. Our childrens educations are now hostages to corporate Americas greed.
    AuxArcs33 AuxArcs33
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2015

    The Constitution....

    The thought of kids being unable to read inscriptions on family pictures or unable to read old postcards is very sad. Even worse is the thought that our children will not be able to read the Constitution. What happens then? The fate of our country depends on keeping our liberty...
    bdmthrfkr bdmthrfkr
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 4, 2013

    I Agree

    That way my cursive handwriting wouldn't look like a kindergarteners scribbledrawings whenever I have to sign something. Its so embarassing!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 3, 2009

    The Kids Deserve It

    I used to work at a store and it would always sadden me when I saw someone struggling to sign their name. You could see the frustration on some of their faces. It becomes even sadder when you see children who could be taught the skill having to do the same thing because schools...
    buffalobaby2016 buffalobaby2016
    31-35, F
    Nov 14, 2010

    I remember learning cursive,

    being told it was important and that In high school or middle school we would have to write in cursive for everything. My teachers lied.
    jennamarie210 jennamarie210
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2013
    hebrokemyheart99 hebrokemyheart99
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 5, 2014
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Sep 4, 2014

    Mine will be taught,

    even if I have to so it j we the summers!
    teadiva teadiva
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 8, 2015

    In middle school they ask

    for the students signature when you get papers. But almost half of the kids in my class forgot how to write in cursive. I know how to, but some kids don't. It was a 4 day course in 3rd grade.
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3
    16-17
    1 Response May 9, 2015

    Yes, They Should.

    I am a Montessori teacher and teach 3-6 year olds.  My children learn to read and write in cursive from the age of 3 1/2.  If we are to make our children's handwriting better, why not just start them out writing that way and not wait  until 3rd grade to teach a...
    hopefortomorrow hopefortomorrow
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2010

    I Don't Think Its A Wise Decision For Children

    I read an article in the paper about this particular subject last week. To take the skill of writing away from children & replace it with typing skills is a ridiculous concept! I know our world is moving fast with technology & all but its not that important to a child until later...
    allusedupnowempty allusedupnowempty
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2011

    No Reason To Discard That Skill

    And I do believe that we'll always need at least a signature form of writing, not everything is going to be online accessible. I feel like it's apart of American history, and it shouldn't be a lost art, especially when it's not a difficult thing to grasp. I think penmanship is...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 20, 2012

    What do you mean by "should still" ,

    are they not learning it anymore ! I'm confused
    bela5562 bela5562
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Aug 1, 2014

    Today we'll be learning to construct our

    cursive words into sentence form. This one you'll need for your everyday relationships with others, "**** you *******!" Now write that one.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 5, 2016
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