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’m personally of the opinion that children should learn to write in cursive and I have taught it as a teacher. As a homeschool mom now, I have Caroline do at least a little bit of handwriting every time we do school and she will eventually learn cursive when it is developmentally appropriate for her.Writing, in general, is not her favorite activity, but I do feel there are reasons she needs to have a firm grasp of it both in terms of being able to write and read it. Even if we live in a technological society, there will always be a need for handwriting.
Does writing in 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?