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  •  But shouldn't we give them the tools (9+ / 0-)

    to choose from?  I find it faster to write in cursive.  Some people don't.  If I hadn't learned to do cursive (and it took me years to decide to write in cursive primarily; preferred script for several years, as I can tell from journals I kept in school), I wouldn't have the choice which to use, and it might have kept my note taking slower.  Or it might not.  The point is school is where we learn all sorts of things and we don't know whether or when we will apply such things to our lives.  

    •  I don't care much how they write. (6+ / 0-)

      My concern is that they be able to read cursive fluently. Original documents, old family records, etc.

      Cats are better than therapy, and I'm a therapist.

      by Smoh on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 09:47:34 AM PDT

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    •  I gave up on cursive for everything but my (1+ / 0-)
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      signature many years ago.  People have to learn how to sign their name, even now, so I think people should at least be taught the basics of cursive so they can write their signature and read at a basic level.

    •  Legibility and spelling (0+ / 0-)

      Are far more important, IMHO.

      The prettiest, frilliest, swooshiest cursive in the world won't help if the speling iz inkorrekt.  Though I guess if someone's going to do it wrong, at least it's done with style...

      (btw, before the hardcore spelling Nazis show up, yes, I know perfectly well "speling iz inkorrekt" is spelled incorrectly.  It's humor.  It happens on the internet. Deal with it.)

      And if it's too pretty and frilly, it may not be readable.

      I'd rather read very legible block letters with correct spelling than the smoothest cursive with spelling worse than a five-year-olds.

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