Do kids need to learn cursive? | The Tylt

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The art of handwriting is one we’re poised to lose with the advent of computers, keyboards, and programming languages. While Common Core standards don’t include cursive handwriting, several states have implemented guidelines that require it to be taught in public schools. Critics argue brain power is better spent learning how to code than how to string letters together in analog fashion with pen and paperand it's not like cursive is an essential life skill. What do you think? 🖊

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Writing in cursive has been shown to improve fine motor skills and coordination in kids. Studies show that learning cursive in the first grade improves academic ability in the second. Students who wrote notes in cursive recalled it better versus students who typed notes on a computer. 

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How will future generations be able to read historical documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution?

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We live in an increasingly digital age. Most of our communication happens in emails, text messages, tweets, and Facebook posts. The keyboard is king and we should prepare the next generation by teaching them typing, not cursive. 

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Adults sign their names on important documents all the time as a security measure and to make formal agreements. But do we really need to devote time in school to teaching it—just so people can have a signature?

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Even if we teach cursive, we can’t teach neatness. It’s really hard to decipher another person’s cursive handwriting. And do we really want that to be an issue when dealing with bank or medical information?

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Cursive is an art form that ties us to humanity's ability to communicate knowledge and ideas. Why let a beautiful form of communication be lost to the ages. Emails are deleted and forgotten, but handwritten letters are saved and treasured. 

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FINAL RESULTS
Culture
Do kids need to learn cursive?
A festive crown for the winner
#PreserveCursive
#NoMoreCursive