Why do so many teachers still teach Cursive Writing? I have done a small sample simply asking why do you think we use Cursive Writing? The top answer was speed, followed closely by authorization.
How long will it take for people to understand that speed does not equal quality? Perhaps that is why all our textbooks, tests, newspapers, magazines, food and medicine labels, reading books, project reports, etc…
How about the computer, most people type in a printed font.
Authorization signature is outdated, if not why do many documents say sign and print your name? Is it because no one can read your writing and those people who do personality tests from writing will be out of a job? The time has come people to stop teaching this ancient script in English class and use our time more productively in teaching the concepts of reading, writing and grammar in English class so we do not fall further behind in Career and College Readiness. http://www.act.org/research/policymakers/pdf/ready_to_succeed.pdf
Who cares if K – 4 students can’t stay in the lines or if the loops are not correct. I say continue to teach cursive just do it in Art Class. Being able to draw those curvy lines and shapes make it ideal for Art Class (Which is also very important).