Many of you, like me, eventually stopped using it when it was no longer required.
And it's safe to say man of you, like me, can't stand cursive.
I see it as a necessary evil, but I am glad I don't have to do it anymore. My handwriting isn't perfect by any stretch, but it's worse in cursive.
Well, one Idaho lawmaker is saddened by the slow death of cursive, so he is trying to make it mandatory in all schools.
Yep, not only do you have to learn it, but you'll have to use it until you're blue in the face.
While I see the merits in his actions (keeping writing alive, and slowing down the trend on using digital devices) I also see this:
Idaho ranks 47th in the nation for overall education. Idaho also ranks 49th in students who move from High School to college or any form of secondary education.
But don't worry! Mandating cursive will save us all!!
|I have to write it HOW MANY times?!?|
My punishment? Writing sentences in cursive instead of going to recess.
"If I choose to break the rules, I will suffer the consequences."
I easily penned that phrase at least 10,000 times during the school year.
(...and before you think I was a deviant, I had straight A's and was reading at a 12th grade level. I acted out because I was bored out of my gourd and wasn't being pushed)
What do you think of this issue? Is cursive really that important? Is this Idaho lawmaker just pissing in the wind, and making meaningless laws instead of trying to actually fix our fucked up education? Please leave your input with a comment below, as I would love to hear others' opinions on this.