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Should we bring cursive writing back to schools? NC already did

Hetty Roessingh, professor and researcher at the University of Calgary, concludes:

Our society impoverishes children if we don’t learn from those who have gone before us. People who learn how to spell and to develop legible, fluent handwriting will have tools at their avail to confidently express themselves and circumvent inconveniences like losing power on one’s digital device. It’s high time to put cursive skills back on the curriculum across Canada.

In 2013, North Carolina lawmakers approved legislation that included a cursive writing requirement for elementary school students, although less than two-thirds of elementary schools are offering cursive writing instruction at least on a monthly basis.


Terry Stoops / Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...