With all due respect to Randy Dorn, state superintendent of public instruction, I could not disagree more with his claim (TNT, 1-26) that “schools have other priorities they should be focusing on, such as students’ typing skills” instead of cursive writing.
Cursive is an art and also necessary to communicate. How would the Constitution of the United States and the world’s great classic literature and music been drafted without cursive writing?
Granted, in this highly technological age we now live in it has to be a required skill to type in order to communicate.
Admittedly, I am very old, but I have survived all of my years using cursive writing in personal letters and checks for services rendered.
After being privy to some of the transformations in today’s everyday living, I am glad that I grew up during the Great Depression and beyond, as difficult as it was at the time.