Idaho Education Committee Approves Cursive Bill

Friday, February 8, 2013

A measure directing the State Board of Education to require cursive handwriting in Idaho schools is headed for a full House vote after unanimously passing the chamber's Education Committee.

Bill sponsor Rep. Linden Bateman made an impassioned case for his resolution on Wednesday, citing tradition - and numerous handwritten letters supporting the legislation.

Boise State University communications professor Peter Wollheim said research shows cursive handwriting improves students' motor and composition skills.

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