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Is it important for students to learn cursive handwriting?

Yes 412 votes

71.65%

No 163 votes

28.35%

575 total votes

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FlintHawk

I don't want a chip (thank you), but some other form of digital recognition would be fabulous. Can I get a Chop?

4 years, 11 months ago

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Fred Vance

Let me write myself a note, and I will get back to you...

4 years, 11 months ago

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Jeremiah Jefferson

I don't even bother to read anything in cursive.. It might as well be written in spanish..

4 years, 11 months ago

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Jstanobservation

There lies the problem.

4 years, 11 months ago

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Terry Sexton

A keyboard option that types in cursive would be cool.

4 years, 11 months ago

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FlintHawk

I learned "penmanship" in Catholic schools. I consistently got Ds (also in "deportment"). I can sign my name in cursive (a scribble), but if I need to communicate with someone via pen/paper, I print so they will know what I'm saying. On the other hand, my keyboard skills are top drawer. I'm looking forward to some new advance that means I'll never have to sign my name. Thumbprint?

4 years, 11 months ago

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Katara

Cursive writing helps develop fine motor skills.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/us/...

4 years, 11 months ago

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Kate Gladstone

The research on handwriting and fine motor skills actually establishes that these are developed by *all* forms of handwriting, not merely by cursive.

Kate Gladstone

CEO, Handwriting Repair/Handwriting That Works

Director, World Handwriting Contest

http://www.HandwritingThatWorks.com

4 years, 11 months ago

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