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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