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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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Death of Handwriting Edition

Saturday, December 08, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio panelists discuss the GOP’s search for better leverage in the fiscal cliff negotiations while on the Culture Gabfest the hosts talk about the end of handwriting.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Uniball Vision Elite Edition

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss the end of handwriting and Philip Hensher's book "The Missing Ink," Nassim Nicholas Taleb's book "Antifragile" and the idea of "neomania," and Slate's June Thomas stops by to explain why