Pop Quiz: Should we keep teaching cursive?
In this thread from Andrew Sullivan’s blog a number of readers sound off about their experiences learning and using cursive, with a fairly large majority coming out against its continued use. Now, calligraphy (and handwriting in general) has always been an interest of mine, but hard as it is to detach myself from the issue emotionally I do find the arguments in favour of continuing to teach it in primary school (hand-eye coordination, speed) a little weak and unsupported by any serious data.
What do you think? How often do you use cursive? Is it still worth teaching or has the ubiquity of keyboards made it superfluous?
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