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Cursive Writing MommyingWithGrace Beverly Hills, California 2427 posts
22nd Oct '12

They dont teach it anymore! :shock:



How are kids these days going to sign their names to anything when they are older???
I called my dad to discuss my son's report card. well, my brother is in 7th grade. Dad said when he was in 5th grade, he realized my brother couldnt read or write in cursive. He called the school and they told him it's not a requirement anymore. I am just shocked. How can they sign a check? How can they sign their names to a lease agreement? How can sign their names on anything if they dont know cursive?

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22401 posts
22nd Oct '12

I think it's bullshit too. But you can sign your name however you want. I never sign in cursive

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12147 posts
22nd Oct '12

Wow I was taught cursive before I went into middle school.
I hate it though and suck at it...I sign my name in scribbles now lol

MommyingWithGrace Beverly Hills, California 2427 posts
22nd Oct '12
Quoting Blythe.:" I think it's bullshit too. But you can sign your name however you want. I never sign in cursive"


I write and sign in cursive. It's just strange to me that these kids are going to be so technology dependant. What happens if technolgy fails? What happens if it all shuts down and shorts out?

❥New Beginnings Due September 2; TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; California 16189 posts
22nd Oct '12
Quoting MommyingWithGrace:" They dont teach it anymore! :shock: How are kids these days going to sign their names to anything when ... [snip!] ... a check? How can they sign their names to a lease agreement? How can sign their names on anything if they dont know cursive?"



you don't need cursive to sign.



I remember being in school and haing to learn it then being told I'd have to write in cursive for the rest of my life. neever happened lol.
i think they just don't have nearly as much time to teach everything they need to do now a day

Rachie.luv♡ 2 kids; El Paso, Texas 14643 posts
22nd Oct '12

Really? We learned in 3rd grade. I do not write in it :(

meyanson 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Washington 16241 posts
22nd Oct '12

I really can't believe it. I think there should still be handwriting classes and what not, because most people have terrible writing.

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
22nd Oct '12
Quoting Blythe.:" I think it's bullshit too. But you can sign your name however you want. I never sign in cursive"


I just write a cursive J and scribble the rest. There is a method to it, but it surely isn't cursive, lol.



And I agree, it's bullshit. I'll still teach my son.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
22nd Oct '12

They teach it. When my daughter was in 2nd grade they started teaching her. In Georgia and in Michigan.

¡VinHaute! Memphis, Tennessee 45367 posts
22nd Oct '12

My 9 year old is being taught, quite vigorously. Luckily hes been great at picking it up but they also send a ton of step by step instruction home so we can help him.

user banned California 36390 posts
22nd Oct '12

Wby is cursive a necessity? Honestly?

Taylor & Caleb Due May 29; 1 child; Milton, FL, United States 204 posts
22nd Oct '12

I think it's good to learn but I literally never use it. That's pretty crazy though.. I had no idea that it's no longer a required part of curriculum .

meyanson 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Washington 16241 posts
22nd Oct '12
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" They teach it. When my daughter was in 2nd grade they started teaching her. In Georgia and in Michigan."

They no longer do in Indiana, I know that.

MommyingWithGrace Beverly Hills, California 2427 posts
22nd Oct '12

But what happens if someone forges your signature? You cant compare print, but you can compare cursive.

Subtle As A Hurricane 2 kids; Texas 4132 posts
22nd Oct '12

I heard that from a co-worker. Her brother was in middle school or high school and didn't know anything about cursive. I think it's bullshit. I learned cursive in the 3rd grade. I used it so much in elementary school that my handwriting is a mix of cursive and print most of the time. If DD's school won't teach her, I will.