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Editorial: Cursive writing: a relic of the past or key to the future?




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March 19, 2014 | 2,114 views | 8 comments

Do you know what your children and grandchildren are being taught in school? . . .

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Elaine K.  
Floresville  
March 24, 2014 2:37pm
 
Thank you Ken, Bob, and Ivarene.

 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
March 24, 2014 2:32pm
 
Are your kids loving math? This is from one frustrated father ... More about the insanity of teaching math in school today: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/03/24/youve-just-got-to-see-what-a-frustrated-parent-wrote-on-their-ch ... More ›

 
JC Hrubetz  
Stockdale, TX  
March 24, 2014 2:24pm
 
Seems to me that any such move is consistent with the "dumbing down" of our children. What's next...propose that we get rid of Algebra II. Oh wait, they've already done that. Well our cell phones have numbers ... More ›

 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
March 23, 2014 6:20pm
 
Thank you, Ivarene, Ken, Bob, and Prairie! Here's more to think about: http://www.eagleforum.org/publications/educate/mar14/a-rose-by-any-other-name-is-still-common-core.html

 
Ivarene Hosek  
Floresville  
March 23, 2014 4:50pm
 
Elaine, you wrote an excellent editorial and you are so correct in the points you present. Thank you for speaking out on something that has concerned me for several years. We need to contact the new Superintendent in Floresville ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 23, 2014 4:04pm
 
When considering the future of cursive, one only has to look at the signature of our president to determine the readability of future written documents. Leadership by example ?

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
March 23, 2014 10:59am
 
Elaine This editorial is excellent. One other thing that might be pointed out as well is the quality of their printing. It's horrible and sometimes unreadable. Not only are young people losing cursive handwriting, I believe ... More ›

 
Ken Semlinger  
Poth, TX  
March 21, 2014 2:16pm
 
Great article.

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