Skip to comments.Texas schools plan to bring cursive back to classrooms
Posted on 04/05/2019 1:34:00 PM PDT by bgill
Cursive writing has fallen away from the curriculum in a lot of Texas schools in recent years, but the writing style is making a comeback. Austin ISD does not teach cursive to its general student body, but the district says that will change in the 2019-2020 school year, as it will for schools all over the state. The shift is due to updates to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, or TEKS, for language arts. The State Board of Education changed the requirements in 2017, and they go into effect next school year. Starting this fall, students will be required to know how to write legibly in cursive by 5th grade. Kids will start learning cursive letters in 2nd grade. But even the districts that cut cursive classes have kept teaching it to students with dyslexia. Manor ISD's dyslexia coordinator says it stimulates brain function, helps with memory, and allows students to focus on whole words instead of individual letters.
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Guess this means they will be adding cursive fonts to the keyboards?
Totally STOOOOOOOOPID to have dropped it in the first place.
People need to be able to function in situations where they don’t have electricity or internet access.
I have never seen Spanish cursive.
Why not shorthand too. List shorthand as a factor in obtaining a degree in journalism. It will come in handy after the EMP outage.
Sounds retarded to me.....and racissss.
That spoils my plans to open a business that supplies interpreters and translators to the kids that are unable to read it.
I am glad to hear this. I have always admired excellent handwriting. Handled some paperwork today, and had some signature envy for the beautiful penmanship this lady used.
Bump. Completely stupid! See tag.
My thumbs cause me such pain that I only like to write in cursive (or type on a keyboard). I like the smooth legato-like style of cursive as opposed to the staccato style of printing.
I’d be happy if they just taught manuscript - that’s fallen by the wayside, too.
Perhaps you can hire analog clock interpreters.
“Guess this means they will be adding cursive fonts to the keyboards?”
My mom had beautiful cursive handwriting. Myself, not so much. I struggled all the way through grammar school trying to produce something readable.
I always wondered why some type of shorthand wasn’t taught, seems like it would be way more useful than cursive.
So maybe the next generation coming up will be able to read the founding documents as they originally were printed. The dolts in school now can’t do it. My friend had to read her 14-year-old granddaughter’s birthday cards to her when people had included small notes of good wishes.
I love to write, but I know mine never will look as good as my dad’s handwriting. Beautiful.
You mean they are going to teach kids how to write?
I’d rather learn to write in Times New Roman, in both Italic and Bold.
I inherited many letters from my parents and grandparents written in Spanish and in cursive. Only difference is the Spanish words. Easy to read, if you know Spanish. Unfortunately, Im not fluent in Spanish.
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