Cursive is a dying art, and a state lawmaker gets nowhere with attempt to revive it

A Washington state senator’s attempt to make it mandatory in public schools didn’t even get a committee vote. Educators say their time is at a premium — and that typing is a much more practical skill.
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OLYMPIA — Upon hearing from a teacher that her son’s handwriting needed some work, Suzi Allan, of Bonney Lake, sought help. She asked when his class would be learning cursive. But like many schools, Victor Falls Elementary doesn’t teach it.
No doubt about it, cursive is dying. Around the country, school districts have been backing out, citing, increasing demands on teachers’ time, a need to focus on the Common Core and other state standards, and the fact that we’re in the digital age.





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