Skip to comments.Proposed bill would require Nevada students to learn cursive writing
Posted on 02/01/2017 7:15:16 PM PST by BackRoads775
State Sen. Don Gustavson is using history as his guide as he again attempts to require Nevada students to learn cursive handwriting by the end of third grade.
Gustavson, R-Sparks, has even included the Founding Fathers in his cursive cause, which began with the 2015 legislative session and continued last week when he filed essentially the same bill draft that previously died in committee. This time around, he believes testimony from history and education experts will propel SB86 into law.
All of our original founding documents and letters from our Founding Fathers were almost all done in cursive writing, Gustavson said. I want our citizens to be able to read both cursive writing and printing.
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It’s really pitiful how my children’s generation handwriting looks like a 6 year old when they graduate from high school.
My generation, I was born in 1961, was mortified to have handwriting that looked like a baby. We couldn’t wait to learn how to write “script” as we called it.
Good for you/ I taught my son cursive and he has great hand writing. His friends in public think he is awesome because he knows how-SAD!
And add sentence diagramming. Unless you understand the structure of your native language, you will not use it correctly or properly understand any foreign language.
Restore cursive writing, add art study, also music. The interplay of different processes within the brain exhibits a benefit.
Good. Cursive writing promotes fine motor skills, and helps improve thinking and cognitive ability and engages the brain. My wife, a teacher, has taught this to her students (Catholic school). We hope to do the same with our kids.
All for it. Pass it now while the NEA is busy trying to derail DeVos.
when the big EMP happens cursive handwriting is going to be the next big thing.
How else would you sign your name? An “X”?
And add sentence diagramming. Unless you understand the structure of your native language...”
I would suspect that public school teachers under the age of 35 haven’t a clue as to how to properly diagram a sentence. Some of them wouldn’t even know what you are talking about. My grandsons learned how to diagram and parts of speech when they were in the second grade but they were fortunate enough to attend a private school.
I remember the workbooks with divided widely spaced lines with the letters we had to practice over and over and over. By the time I started high school I had fine legible handwriting. By the time I separated from the Air Force, I was having to print because my handwriting had deteriorated to illegibility.
Heck, I'd be happy if people would just stop putting an apostrophe before every 's' at the end of plural forms of words. When did that idiotic practice catch on? It's become epidemic.
If you have two apples, you don't have two apple's, for example. Drives me crazy. People have become essentially illiterate.
Vietnamese all practice handwriting in the early grades and almost all of them have a beautiful script. The relationship of the cursive letters to the printed versions is not apparent for too many of them, though. I can read printed Vietnamese easily but the handwritten letters I used to get before everybody had email mystified me. Still do.
Stop acting like this is 1950 and forcing kids to learn cursive. And stop the authoritarian posturing. Besides, word processing is much more valuable in the 21st century.
Actually cursive is easier than printing because your pencil/pen does not leave the paper during a word.
There used to be a carryout fish and chicken place around here that had a hand-painted menu board like that. Among the items were frog leg’s and french fries’.
Yes. With the advent of typing (and electronic voice-to-text transcription) there’s little need for it. Dissatisfied with my own handwriting, I switched back to printing in high school. Doing so may have caused a slight handicap in writing speed, but teachers who had to read what I wrote appreciated the clarity.
Of course, if individuals wish to cultivate their handwriting as an art form, fine, and for a while yet a reading knowledge may be useful. (It was useful to me in transcribing when I edited a collection of family letters.) I don’t believe the value of being able to write that way justifies continuing to make it a required skill, though.
That’s not the point
It’s a discipline
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