Some educators are still old school, it seems:
“Cursive handwriting has been omitted from the Common Core State Standards, the new curriculum standard that more than 40 states adopted last summer.” — The Associated Press
“Beginning this fall, Indiana’s State Department of Education will no longer require public schools to teach cursive writing. Instead, students will be expected to become proficient in keyboarding, a skill, some educators say, that is more useful in today’s world.
As an educator who has taught both communications and English classes, I am saddened by this news, for it marks the passing of an important method of communication. I prided myself on being one of those (annoying to some, I’m sure) instructors who insisted upon grammatically correct sentences, written in a legible hand.”
While Ms. Preest and her colleagues are at the present moment concerned with writing, and reading, we do hope that this might be a takeoff point for a renaissance of other waning arts and skills, such as history, critical thinking, Western Civilization and traditional civics.
Oh, and did we mention……Romance?
“As I write this letter
Send my love to you
(You know I want you to) Remember that I’ll always
Be in love with you”
p.s. I Love You