Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2018 in review: Ohio state legislature offers encouragement to students to learn cursive


Source:  Wikipedia

More cursive in schools: Kasich approves new lessons to encourage penmanship.  (Cincinnati Enquirer, 12/20/2018)
More than a dozen other states are reinstating cursive lessons in schools. Many states stopped teaching the writing style after adopting national Common Core curriculum standards, which did not require students to learn the handwriting style. 
Cursive proponents say it's about more than signing checks. The writing helps develop fine motor skills. Reading cursive is key to comprehending the nation's historical documents, such as the U.S. Constitution.
I used to go through a book of 25 checks in a month.  Now it takes me 2 years.

The original bill made learning cursive a requirement.
From 4/13/2015 letter to the editor in response to Columbus Dispatch article, "Bill would make teaching cursive a must'.
I loved the fourth-grade teacher who taught me cursive writing, and always wished to please her. I can remember making sure the top of the “f” reached the top line on my paper and the bottom of the “f” touched the bottom of the paper. 
Cursive taught me that I could have my own signature in writing and it would be different from anybody else’s.

The Palmer Method of Business Writing 

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