Kan. State Board of Education Will Debate Role of Cursive Handwriting on Curriculums

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Should children born into a world of computers, iPads, smartphones and e-cards have to learn old-fashioned cursive handwriting?

The State Board of Education will explore the topic Tuesday during its regular monthly meeting in Topeka.

Walt Chappell, a state board member from Wichita, said he requested information from Kansas Department of Education officials on the teaching of cursive handwriting because he wants to know how or even whether it’s still taught in Kansas schools.

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