…….. don’t worry, TV will take care of it
My grandfather was always disappointed I never learned to harness a team of horses. "You never know when it might come in handy.’ Kinda wish I knew how but I’m sure the horses wouldn’t care for slow learning curve.
When I taught third grade, decades ago, I spent the first half hour after morning recess on cursive writing. By midterm, my kids were really turning out beautiful writing. The other third grade teacher stapled the cursive alphabet cards along the top of the backboard, announced " from now on, write like this, like big kids do." By the end of sixth grade, you couldn’t tell which kids had been in my class and which had been hers.
I don’t write in cursive anymore, I can barely read my writing when I print.
It does make me wonder though, how do they sign their name if they don’t do cursive?
I had to learn cursive in school, as did both my kids. None of us use it in daily life, except for a few of my letters that sometimes have loops. We all find printing faster and more legible. Good penmanship has a value, but people who use cursive have bad penmanship just as often as those who print, and the skill can be taught in either system. I see very little value to learning to write in cursive.
Reading cursive, on the other hand, is still valuable. Books sometimes use cursive fonts in parts, and there’s always the chance of having to read a letter or note in cursive. I think kids should be taught the cursive alphabet briefly for that reason.
I’m going to print my name on my checks w/crayons! (´∀｀)ʱªʱªʱª
While at work, I had used the cursive “s”, to make sure it could be distinguished from 5. I showed a girl a note in regards to something we were working on. She had NO idea what that letter was. It’s just sad. But on the other hand, write in cursive and the kids today will have no idea what you wrote.
Learned it in school in the 1960s and didn’t like it. I was terrible at it (being left-handed probably didn’t help). For decades now, I’ve written nothing in cursive except my signature, which I managed to stylize enough that I now describe it as the only thing about me that has a little pizazz.
We didn’t call it cursive, we called it ‘long hand’