Computer-Savvy Kids Say Curses To Cursive
from the who-needs-to-write-anymore? dept
I've certainly heard stories from people who say that with all the typing they do now, they are surprised at how difficult it is when they actually need to write stuff down. Their handwriting has gotten much worse, and it's a skill that they almost never practice any more. Now, many elementary school students are wondering why they need to write cursive at all. Personally, I can't remember the last time I wrote in cursive (other than signing my name). There doesn't seem to be a point to it. If I'm writing notes, to myself, it's always in print. I don't know anyone who still writes actual letters anymore, which seems to be the excuse teachers are giving students for why they still need to know cursive. What's most amusing is reading the "horror" that some people seem to feel about cursive going the way of the horse-and-buggy. One person talks about how computers and video games are causing all sorts of problems because they're making sure students haven't "developed proper forearm and hand musculature, seated posture or mental discipline."