The Importance Of Cursive Writing

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At least 41 states do not require public schools to teach cursive writing or reading. The uses of computers and technology has become even more prevalent in the past decades. More and more school curriculums are demanding the use of typing skills, which has taken a huge toll on cursive writing. Most schools are now neglecting the valuable art of cursive and replacing it with keyboarding classes instead. Schools should not eliminate cursive from their curriculum because with cursive, students will be able to read legal documents and keep in touch with the past generations, students with learning disabilities will benefit, and students will learn many valuable skills.

First, students will be able to read legal documents and keep in touch with the past generations. If students never learn to write in cursive, they will also be unable to read it. Students will not be able to read the original Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, or the Constitution, which are foundational and core documents for our country (Developmental Test of VMI, 2015). Since students will not be able to read valued historical documents in their original form, they will need a printed copy instead. Additionally, students will not be able to read letters from wars, journals from historical figures, old recipe cards, letters, documented history of their family, or documents from historical events written in cursive (Developmental Test of VMI, 2015). Students will never be able to decipher things
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