According to this article, forty-four states are eliminating cursive writing as a requirement in public schools. Keyboarding will be required. I can understand the keyboarding being a requirement. I took typing in high school and will always be grateful I did as I had no idea how important computers would be in my future.
I can see why schools feel they have no time to teach cursive writing. Too much else to do preparing for standardized tests, teaching alternative lifestyles, and saving the earth.
I’m personally of the opinion that children should learn cursive writing and I have taught it as a teacher. I’m a stickler for handwriting. I make Caroline do handwriting every time we do school. And she will learn cursive writing. Even if we live in a technological society, there will always be a need for handwriting. Like it or not, people do judge you by your handwriting. I have very nice handwriting. I’ve been complimented on it my entire life and I do think it can be a positive reflection on a person.
Does cursive matter to you? If you homeschool, do you/will you teach it? If your child goes to school, does it matter to you if your school eliminates it? Will you teach it to him/her if he/she doesn’t learn it at school? Or is it just something from the past that isn’t relevant any longer?