Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Cursive, foiled again

It's the birthday for the youngest. Number 15.
My mom sent a birthday card, including a hand-written note. In the cursive writing she learned so many years ago.
He looked at it and said he couldn't read it.
They don't teach much cursive writing in schools these days. He learned cursive back in second grade, but there's not much need for cursive now in middle and high school.
Everybody types on their computers or phones.
The reasons for using cursive have diminished with new technology.
My mom also knows shorthand. You needed that to be an office worker in the 50s.
Not anymore.
Some teachers are putting up a fight to save cursive.
But the handwriting is on the wall - not much need for handwriting in our world.

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