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More strong feelings about teaching cursive to today’s students.

From Janet Whallon: “When you stop teaching cursive you are losing human history. What if you want to make a recipe your mom use to make? You can’t make it because you can’t read it. What if you want to learn about some past relative? You can’t read the land grants, baptism records, birth and death records. We need cursive taught.”

From Kathy Browning: “Our writing is part of our identity. Historical documents written in cursive hand are valuable and hold identity for our past, the people who shaped our country and are held in many museums. For me, I so enjoy cursive writing and remember how proud our class was to begin connecting printed letters into (grown-up) cursive. I can’t imagine not having a signature, because a part of me would disappear. My husband and I have saved handwritten letters and post cards from our ancestors. I implore teachers all over this country and all cursive writers, do not stand for the removal of a part of what makes us unique. “

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