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Should schools continue to teach cursive writing?

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Absolutely!!!! I work at a bank and it kills me when teenagers come in to open an account and they can not sign their name! Why in the world would schools stop teaching that???

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i have only used cursive to sign my name, so....

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Yes, people need a real signature. Also, we were taught cursive when most information in business was typed. It's a part of being smart person.

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I print everything, except my name. I tried to write cursive for my kids and I REALLY had to think about it.

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No, it's utterly useless unless its for signatures.

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You sir, are DEFINITELY a citizen of the Brave New World. : D
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Read my comment in my answer for perhaps a little more insight.
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Interesting question. I say yes. But I think I understand why you are asking the question. Maybe later if you're interested I'll elaborate as to why I answer this question in the affirmative.

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I'm interested: please explain.
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Well one reason is purely cynical: To make sure the kids in school are preoccupied with something. I mean if schools eliminate cursive writing, do they have some other skill or something else they can learn to replace the time? Another reason (for me) is a little on the paranoid side (Perhaps even EXTREMELY paranoid?) If computer communication electronic technology keeps up it's pace, there will come a time when one won't even need to learn how to TYPE anymore. Take the Google Glass phenomenon: If technology gets to that point where damn near everyone is hooked up to something like that, then the need to teach cursive writing is definitely an anachronism right? Where the paranoia comes in is what if the system were to shut down and fail? If someone or something were to "pull the plug" so to speak, then it could conceivably happen that no one will know how to communicate properly and the result of that will make up the next best selling movie or sci-fi novel. Also there is the traditionalist point of view: Why mess with it? Mankind has been writing on some form of paper since ancient Egypt. Finally there is the romantic element if that is the right word to use. I find handwritten letters much more "real" or down to earth than typed messages. Of course I do recognize that I am somewhat of a curmudgeon luddite who refuses to let go of some things. Hope this helped.
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Oops "Luddite" with a capital "L"
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I suppose I am just "rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic" but I sometimes think that this trend toward "pithiness" in communication is going to eliminate or dramatically alter the need for and teaching of WRITING period, whether it is done using cursive or on some electronic device. Take Twitter for example. Apparently you are only allotted 140 characters to communicate. The paranoid in me suspects this is going to dramatically alter communication in ways that may not be too good. But like I said already, I recognize that I'm basically just an old "fuddy-duddy" rearranging deck chairs on a ship that is already under water.
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My handwriting is a hybrid between print and cursive. So, it's all good for me.

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Cursive is useless, my handwriting isn't the best, but people do understand it.
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no

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Whats the purpose when you use it to only sign your name?

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No. It's too hard!

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You don't really need it as much as everything can be done online. I suggest you just need to know how to sign your name in cursive.

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Yes!? I remember it not being hard at all when I was in school! Even though I don't write in cursive, the children still need to know when they have to write their signatures.

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