Skip to comments.Is cursive writing dead?
Posted on 06/28/2013 1:29:33 PM PDT by TigerClaws
A single sentence, uttered in the trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin, has catapulted an issue into the national spotlight.
When asked if she could read a letter in court, witness Rachel Jeantel, her head bowed, murmured with embarrassment, "I don't read cursive," according to court testimony.
Is it any surprise that cursive -- the looped, curvaceous style of handwriting that's been a mainstay of education for generations -- is all but dead? [15 Weird Things We Do Everyday, and Why]
"Cursive should be allowed to die. In fact, it's already dying, despite having been taught for decades," Morgan Polikoff, assistant professor of education at the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education, told The New York Times.
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Saw this comment and response on FR yesterday:
In the Rockford,Illinois public school system, teaching cursive is PROHIBITED. One teacher who was trying to do it on the sly got in trouble for it, and he had to stop.
I see it as a way cut off future generations from learning
from past generations. All the letters and all the writings of our forefathers were written in cursive. Future generations will have to rely on experts to transcribe the texts for them with, perhaps, the occasional change here and there to make things more understandable.
Our great, great grandchildren will stare as stupidly at the Constitution as illiterate peasants from the Dark Ages stared at Latin Bibles.
No but a punk thug violent attacker is.
Short answer? Yes. If we’re lucky, kids will think of it as just another font.
I am going to start emailing scanned copies of cursive letters, secure in the knowledge that nobody at NSA will be able to read them.
Eliminate it. It’s an excuse for some people to make unintelligible marks on paper.
Only for LIVs.
I have to admit, I had to look up what cursive meant. we don’t use that word a lot, do we?
I wonder how in the heck she knew the word.
Don’t worry, the far left academics will tell them what it really says. /s
Never mind all that other silly stuff, like the IRS helping rig elections or the president ruling the country by fiat.
So THIS is what CBS considers newsworthy out of that episode?
How about the ignorance and illiteracy in the (ahem) URBAN population??
the reason i got a computer back on 04 was because the high school stopped accepting handwritten homework and ferrying kids to the local library to use theirs was a pain in the
My mother, a South Dakota farm girl, has the most exquisitely beautiful handwriting.
I used to be quite proud of my penmanship, but after using a computer for so long it has atrophied and now I write like a caveman.
Mike Judge was right, just off by 500 years.
What happens when all those kiddos go out into the world and can’t sign their own name?
Sad. My mom had the most beautiful cursive writing I can remember having to lick all the envelopes for Christmas cards she sent out they were thoughtfully written and addressed and pretty.
To me cursive is the same letters just fancier I think the younger ones and the star witness just can not read our signatures are a form of cursive writing.
Sad i find great joy in reading old letters and stuff from my late mom for me the writing looks alive ans song like