A person near and dear to my heart just told his mother that he couldn’t read cursive when asked who his birthday card was from. Was this a 6 year old? No. It was a 12 year old. Why can’t a 12 year old read cursive?
When I was little my parents used to speak French to each other when they didn’t want me to hear them. I stupidly took Spanish in school. But I digress…..
Can parents now just write something in cursive to be secretive around their kids? Why isn’t cursive being taught in school? I want to be old fashioned for just a minute. Texting is an invention of the Devil. It is making morons out of society. It has destroyed grammar and spelling even worse than CB radios. Perfectly educated people now write in ignorantese.
Learning to write cursive develops a child’s cognitive ability and helps him or her with spacial relationships. Expect more kids to fail geometry. That branch of mathematics definitely relies on finely tuned spacial relationships. Writing cursive also develops fine muscle control.
Reading and writing cursive is a skill. There are too many of us around who still communicate in cursive to let it go the way of the dodo bird. How will people sign their names? Will they print their name on a check? It’s one of those things people should be able to do just because….
Do local schools no longer teach cursive? Do teachers text their students? Keyboarding is not longer taught either. I think I see illiteracy coming…it is right around the corner. Schools! Rethink this one!