Comments: Well, I Still Intend to Teach It

Yes, it's a crime. I will teach my children if they don't get it in school.

Posted by dcrmom at October 11, 2006 12:52 PM

We, too, will be teaching cursive. Alex has already invented his own version of it (which school teachers just don't appreciate) so, like you, I think we'll be starting on that sooner than later.

Posted by jennifer at October 11, 2006 12:57 PM

I also think that boys write in print more often than girls.

My 7th grade son still asks me what certain letters look like in cursive.

I can't imagine writing an essay in block lettering! It would take 10 times longer!

I remember practicing my handwriting and trying to have the cutest writing among my friends.

I guess these days you compare Myspace?

Posted by mary at October 11, 2006 02:06 PM

I kind of wonder how people will learn to sign their names. I grant you checks are a thing of the past for a lot of people (I think I've written a total of five in this calendar year), but loan applications, etc., all take cursive signatures.

Unless we're going back to the "X" signature for everyone.

Posted by skinnydan at October 12, 2006 06:54 AM

Sign your name - how 20th century! You'll have a secret barcode and an implanted RF chip for verification.

My 8 y.o. is learning cursive this year, and it seems to be helping his penmanship. It still needs much help though.

Posted by MarcV at October 12, 2006 10:06 AM