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    Re: Texas schools bringing cursive back to classrooms

    Cursive was a necessary skill before computers became household objects. Now all anybody wants is uniform print. Nobody wants to decipher that chicken scratch anymore.

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    Re: Texas schools bringing cursive back to classrooms

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    "I'm old and bitter. Whatever I had to to do growing up ,everyone else should do regardless of it's inadequacy. Because I'm old, and that's the way it should be."


    Same as driving a manual transmission before automatic, and shaving with a blade before electric....
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    Re: Texas schools bringing cursive back to classrooms

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    "I'm old and bitter. Whatever I had to to do growing up ,everyone else should do regardless of it's inadequacy. Because I'm old, and that's the way it should be."


    Should we also stop teaching sculpture and painting now that we have 3D-modeling and Printers, and art software?
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    Re: Texas schools bringing cursive back to classrooms

    Quote Originally Posted by Tanngrisnir View Post
    Wow. What a complete and utter waste of time and resources.

    I can see why you'd support it.
    Since practically all forms of individual artistic expression (including music) can be generated via computer programs, would you support doing away with all form of fine arts classes and courses entirely, Tanngrisnir? Except perhaps graphic design courses, would painting, drawing, choir and orchestra all be put on the chopping block?
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    Re: Texas schools bringing cursive back to classrooms

    Quote Originally Posted by Felis Leo View Post
    Since practically all forms of individual artistic expression (including music) can be generated via computer programs, would you support doing away with all form of fine arts classes and courses entirely, Tanngrisnir? Except perhaps graphic design courses, would painting, drawing, choir and orchestra all be put on the chopping block?
    In today's age of overwhelmingly digital communications? Cursive adds nothing, is useless and detracts from time and effort best spend elsewhere.

    To compare it to drawing, painting and orchestra is asinine. Cursive isn't fine art.

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    Re: Texas schools bringing cursive back to classrooms

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    There are many reasons to require learning cursive. All old USA documents are in cursive. Not everyone has a keyboard with them 24/7. Cursive allows writing quickly. Printing does not.
    I disagree with your speed notion. I print faster than writing in cursive/ calligraphic style. Calligraphy is a very good skill to pick up early while learning to write. It teaches children not only how to write well but how to read those styles of written word easier. It also promotes less messy, more disciplined, clearer writing.
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    Re: Texas schools bringing cursive back to classrooms

    Quote Originally Posted by OlNate View Post
    Huh... I just tried writing in cursive, only to find out I have forgotten how. I'm 41, and learned it in school.

    I don't see the point. I never use cursive in my daily life.
    Not even your signature?
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    Re: Texas schools bringing cursive back to classrooms

    Quote Originally Posted by Felis Leo View Post
    Should we also stop teaching sculpture and painting now that we have 3D-modeling and Printers, and art software?
    That would be an appropriate comparison if the argument was about replacing writing with typing. I like writing in cursive sometimes but it is unnecessary.

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    Re: Texas schools bringing cursive back to classrooms

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Same as driving a manual transmission before automatic, and shaving with a blade before electric....
    You still get a better shave with a properly stropped straight blade razor utilized by a skilled hand than any modern shaving gadget I know of.
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    Re: Texas schools bringing cursive back to classrooms

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    You still get a better shave with a properly stropped straight blade razor utilized by a skilled hand than any modern shaving gadget I know of.
    That’s all well and good if you have the resources to keep a barber on staff.......


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