That seems to be the question lately. It is popping up in Common Core discussions, teachers’ lounges, parent-teacher conferences, staff meetings, and many others places. Yet – what should we do?
There are no standards requiring cursive writing in the Common Core. Yet does that mean we should simply abandon it? In our current technology age, is it even necessary? Yet if we get rid of cursive, are we handicapping the next generation of students from being able to read the Declaration of Independence and even the birthday card they receive from their own grandmother? These and so many other questions are being asked by many individuals both in the field of education and those in the public.
NEA Today did an article about it recently that I really enjoyed reading. They basically stated three viewpoints – teach it like it’s always been taught, abandon it, or teach it so students can at least read it.
Where do you stand? What are your reasons? Do you have articles to back up your viewpoint or something that swayed your opinion? I’m still stuck somewhere in the middle, so I’d love to hear your thoughts and read more articles on the topic. Please share them in the comments below!