Indiana replaces lessons in cursive with keyboarding

Indiana is among the growing numbers of states to no longer require the teaching of cursive in school, fueled in part by the adoption of a national common core curriculum that does not include a focus on handwriting. In Indiana, the penmanship lessons will be replaced by keyboarding instruction in elementary school. Supporters say typing is a more practical skill for students to learn, while critics say cursive handwriting still has a use in today's society and should be taught in school.

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