Should we keep teaching cursive in school?

Should we keep teaching cursive in school?

Should we keep teaching cursive in school? | Local – KY3.com

http://www.ky3.com/news/local/should-we-keep-teaching-cursive-in-school/21048998_30661066

THIS IS ANOTHER ONE OF MY PET PEAVES———- I’LL NOT GET ON MY SOAP BOX— I’LL JUST SAY A FEW WORDS ABOUT MY OPINION!!!!!!!!!!!   🙂

We owned businesses for over 45 years– & most of the businesses we owned were service businesses– & in those 45 years we had hundreds & hundreds  of employees & I can honestly say– in all those years I only had maybe three who filled out their job application properly!!! IF you filled out a job application for me— one thing you learned was how to do it properly!!! I was shocked at how many hundreds of people can’t even fill out a job application for a  SIMPLE SERVICE JOB!!!!!!! I totally believe we are totally lacking in basic information skills—– I am soooooooooo old fashioned– I believe not only do we need to teach cursive– but better reading skills– & even how to manage your money– & many more simple basic living skills– that are totally lacking in daily life– even to how to cook a meal– etc— I am shocked at how many people we help — that are homeless–or just need a hand up— that can’t read or write– well–have been taught no basic living skills!!!!!!!!!!!! Even how to cook a meal– how to budget– how to properly fill out a job application– etc etc etc etc— we are dumbing down our youth & not teaching them basic skills is just one more way of dumbing them down!!!!!!!!!!!!!  LATER—SONDA

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I was encouraged to start a blog as I suffer from MCS /multi chemical sensitivities & other health problems & I have helped several hundred others who suffer from MCS set up "Safe Homes" & given them encouragement & HOPE & share information & lots of laughs along the way also. When you choose to use fragrances, chemicals, or pesticides, You are not simply making a choice for yourself, You are making a choice for everyone around you!!!! What makes me an expert on MCS-- not a darn thing-- BUT have lived with it for years-& years- & have learned lots the HARD WAY-- by experience!! And want to give others help & HOPE & encouragement -- as I know there are not many who understand what it is to live with this illness- & ALL THAT GOES WITH IT!!! Internet has been my way of communication with many who we are confined to their "safe homes" all over the USA & other countries!! I have communicated with many HUNDRED by e-mail-- phone & letters & internet forums-- I hope this blog will help in a better way to share laughter-- hope & information!!! As for many are not any longer able to even leave their homes-- & communication is sooo important & sharing & encouragement & GIVING HOPE!!!
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11 Responses to Should we keep teaching cursive in school?

  1. segmation says:

    I think we should keep cursive in school. Isn’t it nice to get a letter written in cursive?

  2. SINCE THE FIRST OF THE YEAR– GARY & I HAVE HELPED OVER A DOZEN PEOPLE IN THE BRANSON AREA– WHO NEEDED A HAND UP— WITH MONEY–FOOD — BLANKETS– RENT– COATS– ETC ETC ETC ETC– MANY OF THESES ARE HOMELESS– & LIVE IN MOTEL ROOMS–& MANY HAVE CHILDREN– BUT AS YOU HELP THEM—YOUR FIND– THEY HAVE NO SKILLS— THEY HAVE PROBLEMS READING & WRITING– & HAVE NO LIFE SKILLS– THEY CAN’T MANAGE MONEY– THEY CAN’T HOLD A JOB– THEY DON’T KNOW HOW TO COOK— THEY LACK MOST ALL BASIC LIFE SKILLS ALTOGETHER—– WHERE DO YOU START TO TEACH– & HELP– MORE THEN — TEMPORARY HELP—— ??????????

  3. Stephanie says:

    I think we need to keep teaching cursive and writing and spelling. If kids can’t read cursive, the letters, journals, etc., that their grandparents and great grandparents have written might as well be in a foreign language. Sad when a child can’t read a note from their grandparent.

    I’ll join you on the soap box. 🙂

  4. Colleen says:

    Through elementary school when it was time to get my report card I always got called up to the teacher’s desk to be informed that I was getting a C in handwriting — only because the teacher knew I truly practiced it every night. With that said somewhere recently I read that a study done showed that those who learned cursive were “smarter” than those who did not. Kids can’t do simple math because they are allowed to use calculators. Since they don’t understand how the basic math functions work they struggle to get the numbers in the calculator correctly. Another thing they can’t do because of technology is tell time — at least with a clock that has hands. And by high school they are depending on computers for spell check and grammar. The focus in school has shifted to successfully being able to pass a standardized test — a skill I might point out once they are out of school they are unlikely to EVER need again. I think we are going to need a really big soap box (unscented of course) for this question. 😀

  5. I agree! I teach high school. Several years ago, a student asked me to explain what she had not done correctly on a research assignment. I sat down with her to go over my handwritten comments in the margin of her paper and discovered she could not read them because they were written in cursive. None of my students had been able to read my handwritten comments all year! Unbelievable!

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