Is cursive handwriting slowly dying out in America?
BY April Brown April 24, 2014 at 10:59 AM EDT
Many elementary schools across the United States have dropped cursive instruction altogether as increased testing, the implementation of Common Core State Standards and computers in the classroom take more time and resources. (The NewsHour will be airing a report on this soon)
Forty-five states and the District of Columbia use the Common Core’s English Language Arts standards. But a few states (California, Idaho, Kansas, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee among them) have recently moved to make cursive mandatory.
North Carolina passed a “Back to Basics” law last year which mandated cursive (and multiplication tables) be taught.