Ill. districts scale back cursive instruction

09/25/2011 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

More school districts in Illinois are scaling back lessons in cursive handwriting to teach keyboarding or adhere to the Common Core State Standards, which do not include cursive. The change worries parents who say their children might not learn a valuable skill. Among teachers, there is uncertainty about how much time to devote to cursive and how valuable a skill it actually is.

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