Technology, NCLB lead to decline in cursive handwriting

05/7/2007 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Computers have made many children more comfortable wielding BlackBerrys than Bics, and NCLB requirements mean many teachers spend less time on penmanship and more on reading. The result: a nation with increasingly illegible handwriting. Educators are divided on whether the decline in cursive handwriting is a serious problem, and, if it is, what should be done to remedy it.

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