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[b]Cursive writing a fading skill?[/b]


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Charleston resident Kelli Davis was in for a surprise when her daughter brought home some routine paperwork at the start of school this fall. Davis signed the form and then handed it to her daughter for the eighth-grader's signature.

"I just assumed she knew how to do it, but I have a piece of paper with her signature on it and it looks like a little kid's signature," Davis said.

Her daughter was apologetic, but explained that she hadn't been required to make the graceful loops and joined letters of cursive writing in years. That prompted a call to the school and another surprise.

West Virginia's largest school system teaches cursive, but only in the 3rd grade. ...

read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090919/ap_on_re_us/us_cursive_angst


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 Re: Cursive writing a fading skill?

I also read this news item. Then I was left wondering what someone else told me recently. She told me teachers are now introducing cursive writing to kindergartners! Obviously, not all are doing as the above article would indicate. And the curriculum that promotes cursive writing is not a secular one.

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