The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Should We Still Teach Cursive Handwriting to Kids?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cursive handwriting is less common nowadays, and the requirement to teach it has even been removed from the Common Core Standards for public education. Should we still teach cursive handwriting to kids? Does it provide a benefit for children, even though most written communication nowadays is electronic? Teachers, call us at 212-433-9692 or leave a comment here. 

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Cursive May Rebound As Tablet Market Expands

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Since the iPad’s debut in 2010, there’s been an explosion in touchscreen tablet computers and large-screen smartphones, and that means more people have the option to write on screens with digital pens, or styluses. Will this trend affect the teaching of penmanship, particularly cursive? One market analyst said if the price drops low enough the new gadgets very well may prevent cursive from evaporating like disappearing ink.

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