Will Cursive Be Taught In Elementary?

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Cursive has not been part of common core in schools, so we’ve heard time and time again that it won’t be taught anymore. In Indiana, cursive was dropped as a requirement in order to prioritize keyboard and computer skills.

It might be more important than some think though… After all, how does someone sign their name if they never learned and practiced the cursive alphabet?

House Bill 1640 would require that elementary schools teach cursive. Yesterday that bill passed in the Indiana Senate and moves onto the House for another vote. Fox59 reports that this bill has failed to pass in the House for a number of years now.

If passed, this would affect school corporations, charter schools, and accredited nonpublic elementary schools. Many private schools have continued to teach cursive over the years.