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Letter: Correcting misinformation about FISD




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April 2, 2014 | 2,746 views | 4 comments

Editor:

Re: “Cursive writing: a relic of the past or key to the future?” March 19

I would like to address some misinformation about a March 26 letter to the editor in response to the referenced column and other information being disseminated in public. The letter specifically requested parents contact the Floresville ISD superintendent concerning teaching cursive.

My wife is a teacher in Floresville, so I know first-hand that, not only does FISD teach cursive writing, it is a requirement of TEKS, which is the “state standards for what students should know and be able to do.” I encourage readers to check the TEKS website, http://bit.ly/1rFJxie. From my observation, it would appear that, although students are taught cursive, many of them, for whatever reason, tend to resort to printing instead. Perhaps this is just a sign of the times.

In my opinion, FISD is in great hands with Dr. Bays and many other wonderful administrators, such as South Elementary Principal Shelley Keck, who, not only are teaching cursive, but meeting or exceeding many other requirements demanded of teachers in today’s society.

I would encourage readers to get to know schoolteachers and administrators. Let them know that you appreciate the work they are doing. If anything, they, teachers and administrators, are performing exceptionally well under the difficult situations society is asking them to teach.

ANDY M. EUBANKS

Floresville
 

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PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
April 2, 2014 5:27pm
 
I attended school when cursive was taught although it could never be considered the subject in which I excelled. When I joined the military, we were required to us block printing. This particular type of printing had provisions ... More ›

 
Mr. Tibbs  
Floresville  
April 2, 2014 2:02pm
 
making them use it instead of printing... as we used to have to do, would greatly improve their writing skills....

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
April 2, 2014 12:44pm
 
Saying you are teaching something is one thing. The proof is in the ability of those being taught to perform the instructed task. Frankly my dear, I have seen very little evidence that passable cursive is alive and well in local ... More ›

 
newguyntown  
floresville  
April 2, 2014 11:04am
 
bays didn't look too swift on KSAT the other nite in dealing with the bus driver bullying the child on the bus.. why would this be allowed and if not on video tape doubt it would have been addressed. isn't the school a zero ... More ›

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