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Yesterday I learned

that they no longer teach cursive in schools.

When did this happen?

WDYT? Should they still be teaching cursive? I find it faster to write in cursive than in block print, so I vote yes, if only for note taking and signatures.
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Re: Yesterday I learned

  • mrsconn23mrsconn23 member
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    edited December 2011
    Whoever told you that is a liar.  The kiddo learned cursive last year. 
  • Butter CookieButter Cookie member
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    edited December 2011
    They don't teach it in the school system of LS, apparently. Nor do they teach it in this school system.
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  • *Candi**Candi* member
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    edited December 2011
    Our niece is still learning cursive. They don't drill it as much anymore though, I remember it being a big deal when I was a kid.

    MIL and I were just talking about this over the weekend. I never write in cursive, except when I sign things, so I'm sure if I tried to write a note it would look jacked up.
  • edited December 2011
    I had a feeling this woulld be coming soon, since we mainly used cursive in school for when we were writing papers.  I guess it is kind of obsolete now, since everything is being computerized.  But I personally still default to cursive when I'm handwriting notes (to someone else, or for myself).  Even my grocery list winds up being cursive.
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  • GBCKGBCK member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm sure some schools may TRY...
    hell, tey tried to NOT teach us printing because we'd all lear the "D'nelian" way of printing (unattached cursive rather than printing) and that was a collosal FLOP.

    (and I already knew how to both write and print so they just to to failing me for writing 'my' way on everything.  Stupid)
    Honestly, I dont' find knowing cursive all that useful in life...but I also say that as someone who does calligraphy for fun :-P
  • **O-Face****O-Face** member
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    edited December 2011
    I remember being SUPER excited to learn cursive, this makes me sad.
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  • nicoleg1982nicoleg1982 member
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    edited December 2011
    Me, too, Oface.  And when we were being taught, I used to tell Mom she wasn't writing things properly.
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  • **O-Face****O-Face** member
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    edited December 2011
    I used to try to copy my mother's handwriting before cursive and now it's pretty much identical to my mother's handwriting.  Go figure.
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  • edited December 2011
    They don't teach it here either, and I hate that. They do a quick 2 week deal, and move on.

    These kids don't even sign their name in cursive. Y'all already know I make them do it whenever they have to sign something.
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  • 6fsn6fsn member
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    edited December 2011
    Huh.  Then again nobody writes the cursive they were taught so does it really matter?  I do a jacked up mix of print and cursive with no rhyme or reason.  Even my signature is never the same.
  • loveshine1loveshine1 member
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    I remember it being a big deal when I was in school. But now I don't think it's even really taught. Teachers here are so worried about the FCAT that there's no time for teaching cursive.

    Ditto, 6. I write in a mix of cursive and print.
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  • Sloane99Sloane99 member
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    edited December 2011
    This may be a stupid question, but how do you get a signature without using cursive? I realize you can just print your name, but this makes me sad, I love signing my name even though everything else I do is in printing. Maybe there's no need for signatures for anything in the future?
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  • edited December 2011
    Most signatures I see these days just look like a bunch of scribbling.  So I don't think that even matters anymore.
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  • mrsconn23mrsconn23 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_yesterday-learned?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:47Discussion:cd2b6962-7cd9-4e0e-9ee2-daa9922884fcPost:5a0bac13-2c9f-4e88-b2a4-5edfb4c20306">Re: Yesterday I learned</a>:
    [QUOTE]I remember it being a big deal when I was in school. But now I don't think it's even really taught. <strong>Teachers here are so worried about the FCAT that there's no time for teaching cursive. </strong>
    Posted by loveshine1[/QUOTE]

    Same here (It's called ISTEP+ in IN).  I'm so over the emphasis on the standardized testing scores.  I feel like kids are missing out on just being kids and having fun learning beacuse there's so much pressure to know what box to fill when they are tested.
  • *Candi**Candi* member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_yesterday-learned?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:47Discussion:cd2b6962-7cd9-4e0e-9ee2-daa9922884fcPost:f70f3fb0-5979-4535-bdd7-3f58278146e5">Re: Yesterday I learned</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Yesterday I learned : Same here (It's called ISTEP+ in IN).  I'm so over the emphasis on the standardized testing scores.  I feel like kids are missing out on just being kids and having fun learning beacuse there's so much pressure to know what box to fill when they are tested.
    Posted by mrs.conn23[/QUOTE]

    <div>Same here :(</div>
  • baconsmombaconsmom member
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    edited December 2011
    This was the debate in Costco Connection this month.

    I think it's useless. The people arguing for cursive kept saying it was *more* legible. Bullshit. Even I can't read my cursive half the time - I print almost exclusively. But mostly, I type. I even type out my grocery list. 
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  • edited December 2011
    I use cursive everyday, I write case notes at work and letters to family at home. It may be chicken scratch but its mine lol
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