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Is cursive writing dead?

The days of kids toting around notebooks full of perfect, looping penmanship are long gone. Some experts say that teachers' time is better spent on print writing and typing, rather than cursive. Others argue that script is still an important skill to keep in every child's education, and some states are even requiring lessons on the subject. Is cursive dead?

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According to some experts, cursive handwriting already has one foot out the door and should be allowed to die completely. Morgan Polikoff, an assistant professor of education at the University of Southern California, writes in the New York Times of cursive: 

The Common Core standards are well constructed and full of the essential skills students need to succeed in reading and writing. The architects of the standards certainly weighed the inclusion of cursive and believed there was no need to include it. Thus, educators and policymakers should resist the urge to add more skills. 

According to Polikoff, teacher's time would be better spent instructing students on print and typing than on this antiquated skill.

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But according to Business Insider, cursive writing could be making a comeback. 

Alabama and Louisiana passed laws in 2016 mandating cursive proficiency in public schools, the latest of 14 states that require cursive. And last fall, the 1.1 million-student New York City schools, the nation's largest public school system, encouraged the teaching of cursive to students, generally in the third grade.

According to some teachers and students, cursive is still a good life skill to have. Beyond passing down the art of the signature, research shows that "fluent cursive" helps students master essential skills like spelling and sentence construction. When kids aren't thinking about forming individual, disconnected letters, they can concentrate on other aspects of writing.

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