Skip to comments.Cursive writing returns to Toronto Catholic schools
Posted on 03/15/2014 7:47:09 PM PDT by Olog-hai
When kids put pen to paper, chances are they are printing.
But Torontos Catholic board, hand-wringing over the handwriting skills of its students, is now looking to make sure all of them learn cursive.
Parents have told her their children cant sign their name, or they have been handed a handwritten note and cant read it, said Trustee Ann Andrachuk. She proposed a recent motionunanimously approvedasking board staff how to reintroduce cursive in all schools, and how early children should start learning it. [ ]
Across Canada and the United States, concerns have been raised that cursive is becoming a lost art in an age where keyboards and keypads rule.
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That’s retarded, sir!
I was told if I wrote cursive words I would get in trouble. I couldn’t say them either. The Catholic kids couldn’t say them either. But I have always had a little trouble hearing. It made learning phonics problematic.
If you can’t read the script writing you can only read copies of the most of the founding documents like the constitution.
May Cursive continue to bring the human to the written word and the written word to the human.
The substance of that document goes far beyond the nature of its script.
The essence of it should be required of any and all entering the US, perhaps expanded to include Communist and Islamist along with Anarchist and Polygamist.
We cannot and should not interfere with the practice of free thought, association or religion on the part of our loyal citizens, but it’s time we started using more discretion as to just who those citizens are.
Time to stop clutching the vipers to our breast.
It was his declaration of intent for citizenship. He went through hell to get here.
Bwahahaha!! Someody had to post it. LOL!
Besides writing, I also had to teach my granddaughter her multiplication tables.
Big deal you say?? It makes the wheels turn in your head...good for you.
I do a lot of historical work. One of the guys in town is working on the school to reinstate "writing" for the whole second grade just as we did in the '50s.
I understand that.
My thought is that those coming in today are given entrance too cheaply and without the commitment and dedication to their new home that those such as you grandfather showed.
Big believer in cursive writing here. My kids (now teens) still complain when I insist they write in cursive. My argument is that cursive is quicker (just like “shorthand”), and sometimes you need to write quickly but neatly, such as in taking class notes. And, if you write in cursive, you’ll know how to read cursive, too.
And then there’s your signature. Sitting at the bank and opening their first accounts showed them why signing in cursive is important.
FYI - in case this might be of interest to you.
My parents even taught me multiplication tables at home. My teachers were shocked that I knew them before they taught them. Pity my parents didn’t know calculus . . .
Hmmmm....I have one of those from a great great great grandfather....never thought that he had completed it. Figured he only signed it.