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Is this really true?

A friend told me that they are no longer teaching cursive writing at schools anymore. My kids are not in school yet so I was curious if this is true or not. Maybe it is just some schools.

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christinab313

Asked by christinab313 at 1:09 AM on Oct. 11, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • here where im at they still do my 8 yr old sister has been learning it.
    VERONICAS_MOM

    Answer by VERONICAS_MOM at 1:10 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • It's probably just in some schools. I would assume that most would still teach it.
    sherribeare

    Answer by sherribeare at 1:19 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Yes, my DD is right now; it's a big part of third grade curriculum.
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 1:23 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • I hope not. I homeschool and teach it in first grade.
    MyGiftsFromGod

    Answer by MyGiftsFromGod at 1:25 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • My child learned last year when he was 8. I hope they are not taking that out of the lesson plan. Kids really enjoy learning it!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:53 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • They teach it here, but not as much emphasis as when I was little.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 10:40 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • My daughter is in first grade and is not learning cursive yet - it's on the second grade curriculm here.
    aliceinalgonac

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 12:55 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • My 8 year old is learning it in school right now.
    MountainMomma3

    Answer by MountainMomma3 at 12:58 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • They don't teach it anymore where I live. They learn keyboarding now. I am still teaching my kids to write in cursive though because I don't think it's right.
    slw123

    Answer by slw123 at 6:15 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • I homeschool. My son is in second grade, chronologically, and prints neatly - I insist on it, no "pass" for being a boy. we will be doing cursive soon, and he has typing practice softwear, as well, and I'll be teaching him how to use word and excel later as well.
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 11:25 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

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