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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:50 am
 


Title: A New Jersey bill would require schoolchildren to be taught cursive handwriting
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Posted By: Strutz
Date: 2019-12-09 09:43:46


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:50 am
 


I can't believe schools stopped teaching cursive writing to begin with.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:02 am
 


Without a mastery of cursive, youngsters are deprived of the ability to read historical documents.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:23 pm
 


CharlesAnthony wrote:
Without a mastery of cursive, youngsters are deprived of the ability to read historical documents.


Which could be the reason to make sure the kids are ignorant.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:02 pm
 


I agree, we are doing a colossal disservice to children by not teaching cursive handwriting. How will they be able to read any handwritten document from the past. They won�t, they will be at a real disadvantage.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:12 pm
 


I hate to be this guy, but there are these things called transcriptions where people don't have to read old timey writing. Personally, I write mostly in cursive, I'm used to it and I still find older texts hard to read. Not too many people know anymore that two ss were written as a lowercase F.

Forget cursive writing. Teach the kids to spell and write properly first. If they master that, then teach cursive writing. Otherwise it's just wasted effort.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:20 am
 


You don’t have to be taught cursive in order to read cursive. We can all read calligraphy despite not being taught it.

I’d be open to the suggestion that teaching cursive somehow helps teach the fundamentals of reading, writing or language (if anyone is attempting to make that argument) but as a technical skill it is obsolete.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:28 am
 


Strutz wrote:
I can't believe schools stopped teaching cursive writing to begin with.


Me neither. Way back when I was in grade school, we not only learned cursive writing, but several styles of calligraphy as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:07 am
 


I was so pissed when I learned that my kids wouldn't be taught to do math in school with an abacus. :evil:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:09 am
 


Perhaps they could be taught Latin too, just to fully round out their "useless skills" set?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:34 am
 


They took out cursive writing but didn’t add keyboard skills. They just put a computer in front of them then watch the hunt and peck


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:05 am
 


BeaverFever wrote:
It is obsolete.


Does that mean *Mod Edit*?

[huh]

Asking for a friend.




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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:07 am
 


Watch the personal insults there.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:23 am
 


It also improves hand to eye coordination and motor skills.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:12 am
 


How about instituting a class, going from grade 1 thru 12, that consists of nothing more than "turn off the screens and read a goddamn book, you little shitheads".


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