Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Schreiben Sie Cursive?

Some schools consider wiping the slate clean and dropping the writing form as technology takes over. (Racine Journal-Times, 11/8/2011)

Excerpt:     A number of school systems nationwide are cutting out cursive, according to K-12 handwriting instruction expert Steve Graham. But Racine County schools are not among those dropping the flowing writing form. Taking into account technology and time, local educators have chosen to keep cursive in the classroom.

“Our philosophy is this: Even with the oncoming level of technology that children and adults are using, handwriting still has a basic place in the way humans communicate with one another,”said Diana Lesnjak, principal of Racine’s St. Rita School, 4433 Douglas Ave

Still a great song, from a time, 50 years ago, when the above Palmer Method chart was prominently displayed in every grade school classroom.

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