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  •  many students no longer learn cursive, they print (13+ / 0-)

    and type their answers, when they aren't busy "bubbling" on standardized tests.

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    by weck on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 09:14:27 AM PDT

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    •  sadly... (6+ / 0-)

      I seem to remember how I couldn't wait to learn cursive!! (third grade)... uh.  that was long ago!  ;-)

      but that answers my question though about why she may not be able to read cursive.

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      by kishik on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 09:17:59 AM PDT

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      •  I'm thinking cursive was developed to keep the (11+ / 0-)

        quill from dripping ink, it stopped making sense in classrooms in the 50-60's when many folks went to ball point pens.  But education changes slowly.

        It is a beautiful way to send a message and lots of folks still need to sign papers and checks, but holding on to cursive as an artform is where I see it going;  like developing your own photographs or carving chess pieces from wood.

        I think teachers can read bad printing more easily than badly executed cursive writing.  I don't hear too many lamentations, and they love when students print out their work!

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        by weck on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 09:27:53 AM PDT

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        •  heh... (5+ / 0-)
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          that is something I never thought about (quill ink dripping)!  But makes perfect sense.  Besides which, during the quill cursive writing, who in the world could read that?  the f's looked like s's!   ;-)

          But yes, I can definitely see how going through homework and reports that are typed out on a page (via computer) makes it much easier on teacher's eyes.  And kid's printing makes it much easier, too.

          I started doing print-only in my homework in high school (pre-computer days).  I think my teachers were probably grateful for this.

          All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

          by kishik on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 09:36:18 AM PDT

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          •  "We hold thefe truthf to be felf-evident.. say, (3+ / 0-)
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            Tom, all of your s's look like f's"  

            (from some Stan Freeberg routine about the American Revolution).

            If anyone knows a font that will actually display the 18th century "S" let me know.

            On a serious note, the fact that the witness quickly admitted to and explained the discrepancy (was she a minor or not) and the lie (whatever it was) was in her favor. She was not defensive and comes across as truthful.

          •  Actually... (1+ / 0-)
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            ...the f-like-an-s thing was based on positioning, and a holdover from romanic writing.  I think that the advent and spread of set type eventually got rid of it -- typesetters would rather have one s than two to keep track of, and it thus fell out of style and was ditched.

        •  And, dear God, surgeons using script = yikes nt (1+ / 0-)
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          by Samer on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 12:42:09 PM PDT

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