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January 30th, 2011
06:51 PM ET

Should Cursive Be Written Off?

On Sunday, we took an informal poll of our staff on CNN Student News and found that only one of us still writes in cursive (yep, it's yours truly).ย  For everyone else, it's either print or using a keyboard.

We're interested to see where you land on the decision to stop teaching cursive in schools!

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (604 Responses)
  1. Ben

    I don't see the point- we had to in third grade, but now the teachers don't stress that we use it. And about historical documents, well, they're always somewhere in text. We need to prepare for the future, and that doesn't include learning cursive.

    January 30, 2011 at 7:53 pm |
  2. Austin

    This is yet another debate admist the rise of the digital age. Now more than ever, technology such as e-textbooks are beginning to eclipse the older and material versions. Now that computers are in nearly every American household and schools are beginning to dive into the digital age with iPads and other electronic tablets, handwriting might not be as necessary as say 20 years ago. Even the point on the issue of reading documents such as the U.S Constituition in cursive, it's already digitalized and put on the Internet. So I say, it is only a matter of time before old-fashioned handwritting like cursive gets weeded out.

    January 30, 2011 at 9:03 pm |
  3. Xerna

    Cursive should not go away. I know it's a pain to learn it, but most schools, including colleges around the globe require students to use it. If we eliminate cursive, we are eliminating our chances to get into the school we want to! However, Print and Typing ahould be taught as well!

    January 30, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  4. Jessie

    I don't think it's a really necessary, but it does have a lot of history. It's pretty, nice and fancy. But is it needed? I don't think so. Almost 2-3 years down the road after they teach it, Teachers don't press you to use it anymore in elementary school. During most interviews for jobs, I doubt they ask or look for cursive in your job. I still use cursive. Most people don't. Still I think they, the schools, should keep teaching cursive. It is helpful in a lot of ways. Invitations, Calligraphy, and, yes, some jobs probably DO ask for cursive. Not a lot. But still.

    January 30, 2011 at 11:14 pm |
  5. Seongmee

    Well, cursive looks very cool! I live in Korea, and when I write in cursives(Koreans doesn't know how to write cursive very well) my freinds says it's very marvelous! I guess you could write in cursive if you want to, or not. I don't think it is a very serious thing.

    January 30, 2011 at 11:56 pm |
  6. Ms. Readdean's class

    Our opinions are split. Some of us think:
    NO
    Because it is important to still know how to write cursive, it looks much neater and we need to know how to read it. It should be taught in Primary school and then left to the children to decide whether they want to write cursive or print wrtting.

    YES
    Because print writing is enough and it takes too much time to learn while we could be learning something else, which is more important. Today cursive writing is rarely used and will probably disappear in time.Cursive is also harder to read.

    January 31, 2011 at 4:17 am |
  7. Sayaka

    From my opinion as a foreigner who is not using arphabet,
    the cirsive is a kind of culture.
    I genuinely feel it's beautiful to see something written in cursive.
    So I want cursive to be taught in school and to remain.

    January 31, 2011 at 6:15 am |
  8. Ashwin

    I think cursive is irrelevant because as we get into jobs, most of us will be typing instead of writing. I agree that it's important to be able to read certain important documents in cursive. But I think that they can show what the cursive letters look like, instead of wasting so much time on actually writing them

    January 31, 2011 at 7:47 am |
  9. Maggie

    As a middle school teacher, I have seen, without a doubt, the difference in overall writing ability between those who can write in cursive and those who cannot. When it comes to writing essays, students who use cursive not only write more; but they also provide stronger, more valid support and arguments. Some might argue that it's a waste of time due to our modern technology; however, students still don't have access to that technology when taking notes in school, and those who know cursive are able to take better notes. Students who only know how to print are often times years behind their cursive-writing classmates.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:04 am |
  10. Careena

    I think you should still practice writing it but i'm at a school where we have laptops that we have all year and get to take home so i would focus more on typing because maybe in the future all schools will have laptops.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:10 am |
  11. Michael

    I think Cursive Writing should stay. In our history we have used cursive in our documents. From The Decleration of Independence to the Constitution. If we lost Cursive we woul'd be able to read any of our document to learn of our history from years ago. Our cursive writing is a gift of literuture. Many of us still write in cursive including me. our elderly were taught cursive when they were age losing cursive is like losing our elderly. This is why I think Cursive writing should stay.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:32 am |
  12. daniel

    I don't think that we should ban cursive because if we get rid of it people will have the same signiture if they have the same name because every signiture in cursive is diffrent so without cursive there could be alot of forgery of names on bills.
    thats why i think we sould not stop teaching cursive in schools.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:32 am |
  13. Pato

    I believe that teaching cursive in school is not needed and should not be required. Cursive is almost a dead technique, only seen in historical documents. Cursive is hardly ever used in the modern world, and almost all modern literature is in typed fonts.
    Students should spend more time learning on proper typing techniques which will most definately be useful in the future, rather than on cursive writting which is obsolete.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:32 am |
  14. Bailey

    I think that learning cursive should be held off until college, and only then if the student in question has chosen a career path where they would use it regularly. A history major, for example. This way those who are learning cursive can see the immediate benefits, instead of only using the type of writing when signing their name. It isn't like students today are going to be reading historical documents in the classroom anyway. and even if they were, handwriting has changed so much over the years and varies so widely from person to person that the handwriting would be nearly impossible to read anyway.

    January 31, 2011 at 6:28 pm |
  15. Destiny

    Personally, I don't use complete cursive to write; but if I don't take care to write legibly, then I use semi-cursive because it goes so much faster! My brother is in 7th grade and is just now learning cursive, while I began when I was in 3rd. I find that knowing how is helpful because I have learned to write quickly, which helps a lot because we have to take notes for CNN student news in class, and you guys sure do move topics quickly.

    January 31, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
  16. Cole

    Cursive should continue to be taught in schools, not replaced for keyboarding. Print is the typical format but cursive can be significantly faster if you are scribbling notes, or trying to make your hand writing neater. I have an issue with scratching away in print; using cursive slows it down and makes more sense of what i write.

    January 31, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
  17. Anna

    I think that cursive is needed, but it doesn't need to be part of any standards. It should jst be taught a little bit. Enough so that the kids can write with it. Cursive is good for writing fast notes, which you need in higher level classes and college classes. And with practice, your cursive will not only let you write faster, but it looks nicer and more formal.

    January 31, 2011 at 6:48 pm |
  18. Anna

    It is a great idea to lose cursive writing! Our modern world rarely ever uses old cursive writings. Instead of learning cursive, we should learn printing, typing, etc, which could really help us in our future-working in an office, teaching...

    January 31, 2011 at 6:52 pm |
  19. Marissa

    No! Most our documents are written in cursive like the Constitution and the Declaration of Idependence. If we stop teaching cursive how will people be able to read the original?

    January 31, 2011 at 7:00 pm |
  20. Nathan

    No, but it isn't a necessary subject for school. If you can't spell something in english, what makes you think that you can spell it in cursive? If you can spell correctly and write creally, what's cursive going to change? Although, cursive should be taught. It's more important to read cursive, I think, then it is to write cursive.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:02 pm |
  21. Kira

    I do not see a point in not teaching cursive. By the time the children who would be learning things like typing are adults there will be another new thing. When that happens we will not not teach students typing, but we will teach them the new thing, and the process goes on and on as technology progresses.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:10 pm |
  22. Sabrina

    I think cursive should still be tought in school's because it's a pretty and neat way of writing and it gives people an opportuinity to write different, and not always in regualar print. Cursisve is also a way of writing that has been tought for a long time and it shouldn't be taken away.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
  23. Andie

    I think that cursive should be used because it was how the constitution was written and it should be used in schools to carry on the tradition.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:12 pm |
  24. Zoe

    I don't think that cursive should be deleted from school learning because many important documents are written in cursive. I learned both how to type and how to write in cursive, even though my school doesn't require me too write in it.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:12 pm |
  25. Sonu

    People should keep learning to write in cursive because it would help to read historical artifacts. Also, not many people are good at writing or reading cursive and when someone gives you the chance to learn cursive you should take the offer. Typing is much faster and easieser to learn than cursive.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:13 pm |
  26. Eric

    I believe cursive should not be written off , there is no sensible reason for it to be taken away. Even if it was taken away people would still be able to do it and teach it to there kids and grandkids.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:19 pm |
  27. ben

    i think that cursive should stay because some people know how to type so i think that insted of typing learn

    January 31, 2011 at 7:19 pm |
  28. tristan

    i think that cursive should not be taken off because that is part of american culture, like the constitution or congress

    January 31, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  29. Sandro

    No, i think that really matters is what you think or what your future, if you want to be a writer than yes you should learn how tto write cursive but if you plan to do something else then i think no

    January 31, 2011 at 7:23 pm |
  30. Colt

    cursive is something good to know for writing checks and i dont use cursive except on checks

    January 31, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
  31. rutha

    i think we should learn to write cursive because if you want to read history its usually in curive and if you cant write it you cant read it!!!!!!

    January 31, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
  32. Sheniqua

    Okay first of all I really hate cursive and I think it is a waste of time to learn in school. So basically I just like the normal handwriting.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:25 pm |
  33. Marissa

    i think that kids could be taught to just read it instead of writing. if kids want to write it they could teach themselves. also the time spent learning cursive could be spent teaching kids to do better in math and science two things that do not need cursive.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
  34. spencer

    I think cursive should not be written off because it helps kids learn how to write checks when they get older.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:28 pm |
  35. Colton

    Yes, because it is boring and harder to learn.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:29 pm |
  36. Andres

    cursive is a big thing and i as a student say they should just keep on teaching cursive their is tons of inportant documents that are written in cursive and if you are going to read mail or somthing and its in cursive than youll never what it said so keep cursive

    January 31, 2011 at 7:29 pm |
  37. Dina

    i think you should keep writing in cursive because many people cant understand cursive or write it. It would be a fun way to show off to your friends who cant write in cursive ๐Ÿ˜€

    January 31, 2011 at 7:31 pm |
  38. Rachel

    Since its the 21st century the tehnology been improved much more. I say typing is much more affective.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
  39. Ashley

    Cursive writing should still be taught at schools.It is important that students learn cursive because most important bussiness manuels are written in cursive,as is the constitution and other historic events.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:36 pm |
  40. Freddy

    Cursive handwriting should be taught in all schools, in my middle school I see at least 25 percent of people write in cursive including teachers. Without learning cursive you could not read cursive, and that could lead to misunderstandings in the future.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:36 pm |
  41. Savannah

    Today's Technology has taken us to grate lenghts. It has pushed the boundries of our world so far. But when you forget the fundimentals, where will it get you. Soon snail mail wont exist, but historic documents will. When no one knows how to read them, what will happen?

    January 31, 2011 at 7:39 pm |
  42. Nicklaus

    I think that we need cursive cause what if the web crashes you can send somthing with out the web. Famous things are written in cursive.WE NEED TO USE CURSIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 31, 2011 at 7:40 pm |
  43. alex

    I don't think that cursive should be stopped. What happens when you are in high school and your teacher saids to write a essay about something and you stand up and say I was never taught cursive!?

    January 31, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
  44. Stella

    Well I think the teachers should teach cursive at an early age so we can read things from the constitution to a letter from our grandma. But I don't think they should make you use cursive past fourth grade and spend more time on typing that way you would know how to write in script and cursive but, also know how to type. Then also if you liked using cursive better you would have the choice because you learned both ways to write. Instead of just knowing one.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:42 pm |
  45. James

    Cursive should not be stopped. It just gives students a new way to write. Some students say it's hard, but on the other hand, it gives someone a way to open up the world in a different way. Again, cursive should NOT be stopped!

    January 31, 2011 at 7:42 pm |
  46. Madison

    It should be the kids choice. If it turn out they will need it, then learn it.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:42 pm |
  47. Anthony

    With computer technology, the need for cursive is completely eliminated. Alot of people dont even write letters anymore. Instead they just get on the computer and shoot someone an email. So I think we should get rid of cursive. What's the use in knowing something, if it isnt useful?

    January 31, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
  48. Carolyn

    I think we ALL print or type more than we right in cursive. Techers should tech us to right our names in cursive but then move on to typing lessons!

    January 31, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
  49. Parker

    I think cursive should be written off because it takes too long to write and if your teacher tells you to write notes fast, you may run out of time to write those notes in cursive than in print, and you will miss information that could be on your tests.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:46 pm |
  50. lester

    Cursive is a good writing style if your writing something fancy like a wedding invitation but not needed in everyday life

    January 31, 2011 at 7:47 pm |
  51. Raina

    It is a good debate but I say cursive should not be written off. Though it is used little to this day, cursive is still used to write checks and overall is a very formal format of writing. If it was to stop being taught in schools, I think a very elegant way of writing personal letters would be lost.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:47 pm |
  52. Robert

    I believe that you should spend more time on your computer skills. However, I do think that the schools should still teach a little bit of cursive, I just don't think they should spend as much time on the cursive. As you said, they wouldn't be able to read the Constitution. Thanks

    January 31, 2011 at 7:49 pm |
  53. Bridget

    I think that cursive should be kept in schools beacause they should keep are history alive and people who could not read cursive couldn't be able to read some very inportant documents, but I also think that people should be taught typing beacause the new computer age is here.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
  54. Lee

    I think cursive should still be taught. it may not be used anymore, but you still need to use it when your applying for a job or even college. You use it when your sigining your name. These are reason cursive should still be taught in schools.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:57 pm |
  55. carl

    Yes. It teaches students the formal way of writing. In college, essays will be written in cursive. Better to learn now then never.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
  56. Nicholas

    I think that cursive should be banned from school because I never got the hang of it and I don't think fourth graders will either

    January 31, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
  57. Sabrina

    I think that cursive should be learned. Cursive has been passed down since the declaration, and we should keep history going. I have learned cursive and it's actully pretty fun to do.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
  58. Ashlee

    I think the usage of cursive should be taken off the lesson plan because it takes our time in school when we could be learning new things. Also the world is in a tecnological time where not as much written communication is used.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:01 pm |
  59. Amanda

    I think it shouldn't be taught anymore because of all the technology we have, it's most likely that we won't use cursive anymore for most times these days.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:02 pm |
  60. Hannahโ™ฅ

    I think that typing and cursive are both important because when we get older and we get checking accounts we will want to have a nice cursive signature, also we will need to learn to type because most of the essays we are assigned are supposed to be typed and printed... so i think they are both important ๐Ÿ™‚

    January 31, 2011 at 8:03 pm |
  61. mitchell

    it should cause it takes longer and hard to wright an it takes more time to teach and in the future there will be more people will type instead of wright so it should be out written

    January 31, 2011 at 8:04 pm |
  62. mitchell

    it should cause it takes longer and hard to wright an it takes more time to teach and in the future there will be more people will type instead of wright

    January 31, 2011 at 8:05 pm |
  63. Laura

    I think that cursive writing will stand on the walls of schools all over the country.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:05 pm |
  64. KayLyn

    I think cursive should be written off because some people write it in their own ways, and you might not be able to read it.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:07 pm |
  65. Olivia

    I don't think that we should stop teaching cursive in schools because first of all how are we going to read old documents in cursive? Second, your signature is usually in cursive. And last I personally think that cursive is quite pretty. Although some people believe that the children in this generation should learn how to use a keyboard. This I think is a good idea but it should not be a priority at the moment.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
  66. logan

    I think it should be written off because we have computers and even if we need to write we dont have to do it in cursive so why not ya know i think most of us think it is just a waist of time.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:10 pm |
  67. anastasia

    well sursive is a hard way to write but tip writeing you need to know more then it so twe don't need it but we should learn it but we may need it in life
    my class loves you

    January 31, 2011 at 8:11 pm |
  68. Megan

    I think that was usless for us to learn it during elementary school. Only because once you get to middle school they don't care if you write in cursive or print. Just as long as they can read it.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:11 pm |
  69. Emily

    Why cursive why not just regular writing and it will not make you fancy even if you think it will so dont get you're hopes up.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:11 pm |
  70. Will

    No i dont think cursive should be written off from schools because kids need to be able to know how to write ou their names on important documents, or read important documents!! The schools are getting crazy!

    January 31, 2011 at 8:11 pm |
  71. Kate

    I think cursiv should be cept becase it has been around for a long time.And it keeps all the history.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
  72. Jacob

    I think that it should be written off simply because we never use it anymore. I have not written in cursive ever since third grade. Besides we only did exercises but not a writing with it. With computers we don't write to often. Or we will write a rough draft then type it so why be neat.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
  73. Bindal

    No. Why learn something we wont use

    January 31, 2011 at 8:17 pm |
  74. Jordan

    I think it should because kids can write faster the way there writing now. They will only need cursive for writing checks because i see my mom write checks every day and she uses cursive. Most kids even spell there name wrong when they use cursive!

    January 31, 2011 at 8:20 pm |
  75. Rebecca

    I think that schools should teach cursive because if they don't, then people will not be able to read important documents and letters that were written in cursive. Schools should not force kids to use it all the time, though, but kids should know it. Also, it can be much faster to write in cursive than in print.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:20 pm |
  76. John

    Cursive may have been popularly used in earlier years, for neatness purposes, but for today's standards it's use is unneeded. We rarely have to write formal papers, and for the times that we do we can just use a computer for the same effect. I believe at most it should be an extra curricular class for those who have the desire for it.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:20 pm |
  77. Lexi

    I think cursive should be put off because typing is going to be needed more then doing cursive.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:22 pm |
  78. Brittany

    We should not have to write in cursive. Although, we should be tought to read cursive writing because teachers write in cursive. We should not need to learn to write in cursive because the school that i go to, we all know how to write in cursive, but only 9 or 10 kids write in cursive all of the time. I think we could be learning other things,like math or science, instead of taking the time to learn cursive. Also, almost all of the jobs now-a-days use computers and barely write things down. We need to start typing more instead of writing in cursive.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
  79. gianluca

    I think cursive should be written off because writing it is a waste of time and there are other more useful strategies to be learned

    January 31, 2011 at 8:25 pm |
  80. AJ

    There should not be any cursive writing in school because time can tick away quicker than print.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
  81. Izzy

    When i was in third grade we had to write in cursive, and that was the only way. I can read cursive but now in school we use print and we type a lot. The teachers have kinda thrown cursive out the window.
    Also when we are older we have to write on checks and we have to sign contracts, if we don't learn how to use it, we will have a big problem in our future.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
  82. michael

    cursive is still used in signing checks and other items. if people dont use cursive anybody can forge a signiture.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
  83. Emily

    I think that is people want to learn cursive, they can! If they don't want to, they don't have to! Well, me, i think cursive is useless, but thats just my opinion. People should be able to chose what they want to learn, maybe while some kids are learning typing, the other kids who want to learn cursive can be learning cursive at the same time! So then we will get farther in technology, but cursive won't die out! (lets hope).

    January 31, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
  84. Kory

    Yes because, when it comes to a time that u need 2 translate to cursive while reading something improtant ur learning skills could be useful and we cursive can get us students out of reading books more.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
  85. Caitlin

    I was taught cursive and had to write in it all the time but it takes slower and students should not be forced to write in it no matter how useful it could be.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
  86. Rudy

    This world is becoming very digital, and we may reach a time where the pen and paper don't exist. Typing should really be a bigger priority than cursive. When you read historic documents, it's not as if it's a different language.Cursive looks somewhat like regular script, and printing is usually faster.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
  87. Mark

    I think it would be better actually to teach chancery italic cursive and have the parents teach them typing and other things.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
  88. Rachel

    I think that cursive is an important skill to learn. Not only is it used for important documents, but one's signature is supposed to be in cursive (although unfortunately most signatures are illegible scribbles). Most adults write in cursive, and if we do away with it now, no one will ever be able to read something from the past! I say, "Keep the cursive!"

    January 31, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
  89. Zeida

    I think cursive writing should stay because you are gonna have to sign your signature on your checks and your credit card, if your write your name in print people could forage your signature and steal your money.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:37 pm |
  90. Trae

    i do not think cursive should not be taken off 3rd or 4th grade curriculum
    even though writing at first is slow is because you are learning. cursive is actually a fast paced writing once you learn.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
  91. didi

    No . I think it should stay , cursive provides a better knowledge & understandment of things. For example if a person didn't learn cursive & in the future they're given a document in cursive how do you suppose they're going to read it .

    January 31, 2011 at 8:41 pm |
  92. Lexi

    It's important to learn good handwriting skills so that, should there someday be a problem with computers, you can still communicate in writing. If no one can read what you write, there is no chance they will be able to understand it.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:44 pm |
  93. lucas

    I think you should know cursive because you may need it in life.But it should not be a big deal or be tought in school.If some schools want to teach it go ahead but then when they need to print at a job intrview or anything in life they wont no how to write the real way with real grammer and poncuation.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
  94. Kelly

    It's true that not many kids still use cursive, but it should still be taught in schools. Kids need to learn how to write and also read cursive. How are they going to read our nation's constitution? And if we throw out cursive, how are we going to sign our signatures? It's just going to make things more complicated.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
  95. Caylyn

    There's no doubt that typing will come in handy in the future, but we shouldn't forget cursive, personally, I use cursive when I have to write but typing will be a necessary thing to learn in the nearby future considering how fast technology is advancing. Each has its high points and both have a level of importance.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
  96. chode

    yes i think curseve should be banned because it is a hard to learn for some student. Some times it could also be difficult to read. In my opinoin it is really a waste of time.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:50 pm |
  97. Sumeya

    I personally think that you shouldnt be taught cursive in school because it is hard for most of the kids and its better to teache typing instead because most kids handwriting is neater as they grow if they learn typing then cursive.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
  98. Dayle

    Yes, if we got rid of cursive it would make reading hand-written papers easier and make hand writing in general alot neater. The only reason that we should still continue to teach it is for signitures. But other than that i believe that teaching this unusefull skill is taking time away from other things students could be learning.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
  99. Armando

    I think Cursive shouldn't not be written off, Because we wouldnt be more professional in we would be able to understand and read old documents of the past witch were written in Cursive. At the same time it would make students focus more in education at school if we take of cursive but In my opinion is that we shouldn't take it off. By the way Carl Azuz I love student news

    January 31, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
  100. maddy

    I think cursive should be learned by all students. It's something that you should keep in your back pocket. I also think typing should learned. They are both good to know.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:01 pm |
  101. suzy

    they should not stop teaching kids cursive. some poeple can only write in cursive so if you are not teached it wen your younger your gona have messing hand wrighting forever.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:03 pm |
  102. Allison

    In my opinion cursive writting is very important. But, the problem is that younger kids practice it but it's not alway legiable. With typing the teacher can always read what the student is trying to say and it there are some errors then the computer automatically fixes it. But, if cursive writting were to be eliminated then children would not know how to wrtie their signature.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:04 pm |
  103. Emmanuel

    I think they should take out cursive writing, I've had a hard time learning cursive and think we should take it out.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:04 pm |
  104. Megan

    I think that we should continue to teach cursive writing. I believe that young students can benefit from learning it and will be able to use it if they choose to. For example, cursive can be useful when taking notes because not having to lift your pencil from the paper is much faster. I tend to fall into using cursive when taking notes without even trying to. Also, there is no harm in teaching cursive. My class learned it in elementary school and still had plenty of time to learn all the other required concepts. The argument that students should instead be taught to type during this time is somewhat irrelevant. Many kids learn to type and/or use the computer on their own at home. Typing is not difficult to learn on your own, but cursive is difficult to learn on your own. Finally, the comment in today's student news episode made a good point that many important historical documents were written in cursive, and reading the original texts would become impossible. If schools stopped teaching cursive it would become a lost skill.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:05 pm |
  105. Leah

    With the new generation and new technology, people are starting to believe that this generation is going to be the "mother of technology" and use it way more than we do today. This doesn't mean we have to let go of the old ways of writing. For me, printing is easier because that is what I learned first. Now five years later, when my teacher, who originally taught cursive, asks us to write out something in cursive, it takes me a really long time for me to write it out. It is going to be hard for that transition if cursive becomes extinct. The newer generations will be printing and typing and wont be able to read what the older generations are writing in cursive. I believe that teachers should continue to teach cursive, bu they wont have to go to deep. I think that eventually cursive writing will go extinct , but we should try and preserve it as long as we can.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:09 pm |
  106. richie

    schools should teach cursive because kids need to learn to write there signature

    January 31, 2011 at 9:13 pm |
  107. skyla

    I think thats a terrible idea. If you get rid of cursive how are you supposed to sign your signature or read old documents.No one thinks about what will actually happen when we stop teaching cursive,people just won't be as educated anymore.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:15 pm |
  108. Katelyn

    I think cursive writing should stay because it has been with us for centuries and all our important documents are in cursive,like the constitution and declaration of independance, it is part of our history. Plus what will happen to signitures if cursive goes away?

    January 31, 2011 at 9:17 pm |
  109. Natasha

    It's important if we know how to write all the letters, and be able to read it. We need to be able to read our important letters in the distance future, like the Decleration of Independence. We shouldn't be working on it for a long time, maybe a 1/2 a year? It's a part of our history, so we should learn some.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
  110. Mark

    I think it depends on the person. If someone is fast and writes well in cursive they should keep learning it. However, if you're not at all good at cursive you should be able to work on print or typing.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:22 pm |
  111. Makenna

    Cursive shouldn't be written off. It's still good to teach the young ones to write in cursive. Everyone should be able to pick from print or cursive to write in. And I know a lot of people that still write in cursive!

    January 31, 2011 at 9:28 pm |
  112. Peter

    I personaly hate cursive because it takes to much time, I like just regular print because it is faster. You can also make out most of the letters in cursive for reading inportant documents like the Constitutoin so there is really no need to learn it.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
  113. Chris

    I think that the students should decide if they continue to write in cursive, but in the future it doesn't have to be taught.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
  114. Sammy

    I believe cursive should stay as a part of education in schools. My piano teacher writes in cursive, and if I hadn't learned how to read it in fourth grade, I wouldn't know what my piano teacher was writing. Cursive is a part of our history, and I feel that if we stop teaching it in schools, we will lose a part of our nation that is truly important. It is good to have a variety of ways to write things, not just print or type! It makes things interesting.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:32 pm |
  115. Dillon

    I don't think it's a good idea to stop teaching cursive in schools, because we won't be able to read key historical documents, and even though the computer may eventually replace the print, you tend to lose appreciation for those documents that built the country we have today.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:33 pm |
  116. Emily

    Cursive should not be off of schools because its important to learn how so your work looks neat. Its also important for the students to be able to read and understand it. In my school, they take it as so important that even the kindergartners know some!

    January 31, 2011 at 9:33 pm |
  117. Sam

    I dont think schools should teach cursive anymore. Sure it is great to know for reading historical documents, but other than that, it really serves no greater purpose. At my school we spent a few hours a week perfecting our cursive, and only a fraction of that learning to type. guess what form of writing I never use at all: cursive, while I type almost every day.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:38 pm |
  118. Maddie

    Cursive shouldnt be taught because it waste time while you could be learning something else like typing or improving handwriting. If you want to read somthing in cursive you can usually find a person to translate it to you.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:42 pm |
  119. Amelia

    I think that cursive should not be written off. We all need to learn how to write neat. It might come in handy in our future, and future career.
    I don't think anybody would hire somebody with slopy hand writing.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:43 pm |
  120. philip

    cursuve shouldnt be taken away. people should learn it optionaly though. because it was the writing of the fonding fathers it should be remmembered fo them and what they did.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:46 pm |
  121. Anabella

    I think that cursive should'nt be written off because of the importance of the special writing. I also think that it is not fair, because some of us have already learned cursive.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:48 pm |
  122. Ashley

    I truly think that there should be no more cursive writing because it does take up time when we can be learning more important things like typing, reading better, social studies, math, L.A, and science. That can teach us more about life its self and thinks you would need to get a good job, but on the other hand cursive could be important but not that important because we can just type instead of writing and its much faster instead of throughout paper ofter paper when we can always use computers to do home-work on. ๐Ÿ™‚

    January 31, 2011 at 9:49 pm |
  123. Emily

    I do think it should not be used in school anymore because it causes hand cramps, uses more paper, and is more troubling to teach. I think it would be a lot easier to just use print instead.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:56 pm |
  124. Aurora

    Cursive should stay in the schools for example,when you need to sign an important document or a check you need to have the special way you write your name so that there is a less chance of forgery.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:57 pm |
  125. Tori

    Functionally, cursive has no place in our system. If you write with the speed that cursive is meant to be written with, it ceases to become legible, thus defeating its purpose. Additionally, most students write in pencil, which lends itself to becoming less than legible due to smearing. I occasionally use it and am capable of reading it, but in the classroom it has next to no place. Anymore, when a teacher writes in cursive often the students are incapable of reading it. It's unfortunate, but that's the way it is.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  126. Garrett

    Still should be a requirment because it is faster and easer. It will be really useful in collage for notes.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  127. Morgan

    I think cursive should NOT be taught in schools. You have computers that do cursive print for you. It is also a waste of time, learning how to wright a new way is hard and can take a long time to learn, therefor it cuts into eduction time.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  128. Tevin

    i think that cursive is just a waste of time, effort, and ink. why? because you can type. sure cursive was used back then but its the 21st century now! typing is really important later on unlike cursive. like if you have a job that involves a lot of typing and you only know cursive, there is not much you can do.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  129. Kiana

    Cursive should be taught so that students will know how to sign signatures but other than that its harder to read and therefor print would be more legible.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  130. Casey

    We live in a society that is beginning to focus more and more on technology. I think that cursive should still be taught in schools, but learning typing should be a higher priority.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  131. Megan:)

    I Dont think cursive is a big thing i dont even know how write it but i still would think that it should still be taught because it is still used and very important type of writing script is important too but cursive is more elegant

    January 31, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  132. alexandria

    I believe that cursive is good for reading old documents, but printing is more neat and easy to read.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  133. Megan:)

    I Dont think cursive is a big thing i dont even know how write it but i still would think that it should still be taught because it is still used and very important type of writing script is important too but cursive is more elegant faster to write

    January 31, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  134. nathan

    Yes and no, because we do need to learn how to sign our names. However you should not be forced to write in cursive. I'm in 6th grade and I do not write in cursive. This is my oppinion. Just learn how to write your name.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  135. athan

    No, but it isn't a necessary subject for school. If you can't spell something in english, what makes you think that you can spell it in cursive? If you can spell correctly and write creally, what's cursive going to change? Although, cursive should be taught. It's more important to read cursive, I think, then it is to write cursive.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  136. Nathan

    No, but it isn't a necessary subject for school. If you can't spell something in english, what makes you think that you can spell it in cursive? If you can spell correctly and write creally, what's cursive going to change? Although, cursive should be taught. It's more important to read cursive, I think, then it is to write cursive.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  137. Abigail

    I think we should just have to learn how to read it but we dont have to learn how to write in cursive. That way we still can read important docments like the the Declaration of Independence.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  138. Lindsey

    No because it is pretty

    January 31, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
  139. Jessica

    Typing is used for writing important documents that's seen by people's bosses and supervisors, print writing is just a plain style of writing that we use in our everyday lives. Cursive writing is used for signing important documents such as checks and bills, and laws for our country to follow.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  140. patrick

    . . . if your not going to teach kids curssive , how are they suppose to right there name ?

    January 31, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  141. Becky

    Cursive should be kept in schools since it is very formal handwriting, and although yes, typing is now very common, there may not always be a computer around for you to type things with. So yes, I believe cursive should be kept in schools.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  142. Kelsey

    No because when you think about it you will need cursive to sign your name when you get a check or when in the future you are buying a home. But I also think that you should have to learn how to type because in todays tecnology you will have to know how to type or you will be in the dog house.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  143. Makayla

    I don't think cursive should be written off because we will need cursive to read old documents and other important stuff, and if cursive is written off what would we do? I know there is new technology about, but if cursive is ban we would all be illiterate on our countries documents, and etc.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  144. Christina

    I think that teachers should only teach how to write your name in cursive so you can have a signature, but other than that nobody really uses cursive in their everyday writing, and it would be a waste of time to learn it.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  145. Haley

    I think that cursive is an important part of learning. Typing is something that kids are going to learn eventually, just because of how technology is growing. Why kill the last bit of culture we have left?

    January 31, 2011 at 11:01 pm |
  146. Marcos

    I think it should be optional. Like a one semester elective. Maybe even a college course.

    January 31, 2011 at 11:15 pm |
  147. Levi

    No,cursive should not be taken from schools curriculars because most of our country's important documents are writen in cursive. Children will have a hard time,being able to understand and reading them.

    January 31, 2011 at 11:15 pm |
  148. Ian

    i belive that cusive is neater and when you buy a car or house you have to write your name in cursive.The students should start learningat a younger age.

    January 31, 2011 at 11:16 pm |
  149. Christina

    They should ABSOLUTELY teach cursive during school! Why did we teach young children cursive for this long? It was because we thought it was important to keep our American history alive through our writing too! And now all of a sudden just quitting teaching them is like a waste of our history. Most children already know how to type due to all the new communication tools online and through phones, but that doesn't mean they know how to spell correctly or write in cursive. I hope teachers continue to at least teach them how to read cursive, and not just cut the whole thing off.

    January 31, 2011 at 11:17 pm |
  150. Emilio

    I Think, this is obviously not a very good decisions, this should be thought to people who want to search or look for old written documents.
    Because for other people there is no other use but fanciness.

    January 31, 2011 at 11:18 pm |
  151. Alex

    The progress society has made in manuscript is tremendous, and, if ancient historical documents are perused, it is quite obvious that our starting point evolved into cursive, then into print. How would it be useful to society if you erased all the starting points, but kept only the ending point? And, as typing and writing in cursive are both great inventions of the human mind, why not learn both when you have the oppurtunity?

    January 31, 2011 at 11:20 pm |
  152. Emilio

    Cursive should be thought to people who want to search or look for old written documents.
    Because for other people there is no other use but fanciness.

    January 31, 2011 at 11:22 pm |
  153. Dora

    i feel that cursive writing should be encouraged among all students and schools because it is important, as in it can be useful during work .It can also be useful when it comes to reading the handwriting of someone with cursive writing.i am someone who writes in cursive writing and i feel that if I were to write something then I would want people to understand my writing then me having to explaining it all.

    January 31, 2011 at 11:24 pm |
  154. Brian

    We should keep the old fashioned way of writing cursive because many of us wont even know about cursive in the future if we stop teaching cursive.

    January 31, 2011 at 11:25 pm |
  155. Dawson

    I think cursive doesn't need to be taught to kids when they can just write in print. I think cursive takes longer to learn than print. In the 21st century, most people communicate using computers and phones. Email and texting is mostly done in print. There are some fonts that look like cursive, but not many people use them. School text books are in print, so children can learn their class information without knowing cursive. The only time people use cursive is in Christmas cards, thank you cards and birthday cards, ect. These cards can also be used in print. In jobs, people do not write in cursive. They only sign their name in cursive. If kids were taught cursive, they wouldn't use it because they do not know when to use cursive. Kids communicate through text and abreviations for words. For example, "wat r u doing" means "what are you doing." There is nothing that solely exists in cursive, you would always be able to find it in print.

    January 31, 2011 at 11:31 pm |
  156. Connor

    I think they should continue to teach it because it's a certain way we communicate with eacother. And i'm not just saying that because im a fan of your PUNS

    January 31, 2011 at 11:38 pm |
  157. Jenny

    Cursive writing should still be taught in schools because we may need it in our future jobs and to help read important documents from our past. There is also a portion on the ACT where it requires cursive writing. It may seem like pointless knowledge, but it's well worth the time.

    January 31, 2011 at 11:56 pm |
  158. javan

    cursive is a waste of time, and most of the kids who attemt to do practice on currsive dont even write it because its to hard.

    February 1, 2011 at 12:05 am |
  159. Lim

    I think it need to stop teaching cursive in schools. Because, it is confusing, Another people from other countries, they don't have opportunities to learn cursive. So it is difficult to communicate with this hand writing,

    February 1, 2011 at 12:10 am |
  160. mary

    As an educator for several years, middle school, I find it virtually
    impossible to teach students without the knowledge of handwriting.'
    It is the most universal way of communication. It is a life skill that
    would be most difficult to live without even in this era of technology.
    Many things have changed in teaching in the last several years, and
    the production level of students has dramatically dropped as well as
    the ability to do research because it's on line. Let's change the whole
    education system. It certainly isn't doing anything for students today.
    Many can't read, can't do math, so why should they learn to write?
    Let's all quit trying to better eduate, sit back watch TV and wait for
    the next months check.

    February 1, 2011 at 12:21 am |
  161. Carmen

    Cursive should definitely be kept in our schools! Many students write chicken-scratch in print, but quite legibly in cursive, it isn't fair to them to limit their options. Of course, some students work the other way around, and some have given up the written word entirely in favor of the digital alternatives, but still isn't right to exclude the minority.

    February 1, 2011 at 1:25 am |
  162. Jamie

    I feel it's important to continue teaching cursive. What happens generations from now, when we've left cursive in the past and kids can't even read it? Whether a fan of it or not, it's a long celebrated part of our English language, and should thus be preserved.

    February 1, 2011 at 1:26 am |
  163. Garrison

    I believe that children these days should learn how to read cursive but not necessarily have to learn to write it. In a few years cursive will just be a part of history so whats the point of spending time to learn it.

    February 1, 2011 at 1:31 am |
  164. Hawk0941

    If it is a necessary evil, students should learn cursive.
    I believe cursive is the same as a history of the country.
    From now on, if there is no any education for cursive how to write, current younger children as well as getting a birth in the future would forget cursive. Due to difficulty to learn somethig, if I do not try to learn it, no one will accept a difficult thing.

    History and tradition... like this... if losing it, it would be regreted.

    February 1, 2011 at 1:37 am |
  165. Delaney

    I think cursive should stay for younger kids, because it would be easier to write in print. But for older kids i think it is useless because they never use it.

    February 1, 2011 at 2:02 am |
  166. carash

    i don't waste my study time for old relics like vague cursive.

    February 1, 2011 at 5:29 am |
  167. Summer

    That should not happen only to write our names because when we are grown up there will be no more paper or pencil we need to grow with the economy which is technology and I am in school nw and we never have to write in cursive.

    February 1, 2011 at 6:44 am |
  168. Maria

    I think we should write cursive because on the back of checks,you're supposed to write in cursive.Also, it is kind-of useful.

    February 1, 2011 at 7:32 am |
  169. amber

    I think cursive shouldn't go down the drain because you can almost make it your own legal hand writing and you can prove that. Anyone can claim your typing theirs, and you are not going to always have a computer with you.

    February 1, 2011 at 7:40 am |
  170. jared

    I think they should not have cursive because its to hard and typing is easier plus printing

    February 1, 2011 at 7:44 am |
  171. Ana

    I rather learn to write than write cursive cause its a waste of time.We are not gonna use it.

    February 1, 2011 at 7:45 am |
  172. valentine

    i think cursive should not be written becacse the only thing it shows is neatness

    February 1, 2011 at 7:46 am |
  173. Joe

    Cursive should not be allowed to die out completely, partially for calligraphy's sake. Perhaps in high school there should be an option: cursive or typing.

    February 1, 2011 at 7:55 am |
  174. Aydan

    I learned cursive around 3-4grade, and it often took up a lot of time. cursive should still be taught but should not take to much time up, so people could write there signatures and read those important documents.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:16 am |
  175. shila

    No because how will you sing your pay check because enybody can sing your name in print

    February 1, 2011 at 8:27 am |
  176. Kallie

    No, because how would you then understand that kind of writing if you can't even write like that. So they should just let them to keep teaching them that.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:33 am |
  177. Dakshina

    As much as cursive has been considered an almost archaic form of writing, I think giving it up would almost be a loss of our sense of formality or giving in to laziness. I think cursive makes things appear more professional but of course, it is not essential to man's survival in society

    February 1, 2011 at 8:35 am |
  178. Reyna

    I think that its true, the schools shouldn't stop teaching them cursvie, they need to know the Constitution its important...

    February 1, 2011 at 8:37 am |
  179. Stephanie

    Cursive might not be the most favorable type of writing, but it should be taught. Some of our country's important documents are in cursive, and if we don't learn the skill, we won't be able to know what the document is addressing.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:58 am |
  180. Kyla

    Learning how to type and learning cursive is not a waste of time. I've learned both but in different grade levels, yet it still helps with school and everyday things. Cursive helps with any signatures needed to be signed on papers for the school or in general where as typing improves my speed in completing essays.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:59 am |
  181. Alari

    Cursive should stay. We are studyig economics, and you need to know cursive writting, so that when you wirte a check it can't be copied. I also really like cursive writting, too.

    February 1, 2011 at 9:14 am |
  182. Logan

    I was taught about cursive to eligantly decorate my papers. Pretty papers are easier to read and grade for our teachers. Some people think that it is a faster way of writing for college classes. I agree with cursive because education learned is knowledge gained.

    February 1, 2011 at 9:16 am |
  183. Rafael

    Cursive writting should be keep, like an art, it's an expression about how history was written, it's part of it. Not neccesarily must be teach to everybody but students who want to domain this skill shoud be encouraged to preserve it. Handwritten documents are elegant and fine. We must not leave to machines to writte everything.

    February 1, 2011 at 9:58 am |
  184. Melodee

    Sure we won't really understand the Declaration of Independance, but when I was in elementary school and they taught it I had hard time and we couldnt move on to more important things.

    February 1, 2011 at 9:58 am |
  185. Melodie

    Sure we won't really understand the Declaration of Independance, but when I was in elementary school and they taught it I had hard time and we couldnt move on to more important things.

    February 1, 2011 at 9:59 am |
  186. cameron

    we should stop cursive in scholls beacuase it is hard to do. its i irateing to read an dit doesn't really help. regular writing is better becayse you can understand better

    February 1, 2011 at 10:13 am |
  187. Eric

    No i don't think it should

    February 1, 2011 at 10:13 am |
  188. Herbie

    i think that it shouldn't matter because if someone wants to write in cursive then they can. people should be aloud to write any way that want that can still be read.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:15 am |
  189. Madeleine

    I agree, cursive can help in life, but because technology is developing everyday it's more important for kids to learn how to type.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:16 am |
  190. jayshad

    i think that it shouldnt becaus kids today need to learn more of cursive handwriting

    February 1, 2011 at 10:17 am |
  191. rodger

    curisve is cursive

    February 1, 2011 at 10:19 am |
  192. shakia

    I think that they should just take out teaching how to write in cursive from all schools because some older peolpe dont even know how to write in cursive and some schools are teaching it and some are not.
    So i think that they should just stop teaching it period since most people type and just write in print any ways.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:23 am |
  193. christian

    Ii think cursive should be written off. I dont like it because i havent been taught it. Write it off. i dont think it would help kids right.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:29 am |
  194. gabriel

    i think we should not stop writing cursve because so when children now get older they can still write cursive and so they can read cursive writing.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:30 am |
  195. Collin

    I think we should keep cursive writing. There are many good uses of cursive. First it is like peparing to learn a new language. Also the Declaration of Independance is in cursive and without cursive we can't read it. I think cursive writing should be here to stay.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:31 am |
  196. sean

    Cursive should be written off because its too hard to read.and because there should be one writing langauge for the English writing

    February 1, 2011 at 10:31 am |
  197. dario

    we cenot stop cursev the decleration of indepedenc is in cursav and we will edvetualy not undrerstand it

    February 1, 2011 at 10:31 am |
  198. marcella

    should cursive go away??? i think that cursive should go away causeits harder for kids....and we should just practice print and typing skillls.... ๐Ÿ™‚

    February 1, 2011 at 10:31 am |
  199. jonathan

    I think print is better because you can read it better and not all people can read cursive handwriting. So I think if people want to still write in cursive it is their choice.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:32 am |
  200. Brian

    I think it should be written off because it is too hard and takes too long to write and for some people it is hard too read. I believe instead we should just type on computers more often instead of writing and practicing cursive.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:33 am |
  201. Erik

    I tihnk that cursive should be written off. Instead of cursive we can practice how we type quickly or practice print. I don't think cursive is that important.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:34 am |
  202. Stacey

    I realize that not that many people do Cursive writting anymore because some people often do Print writting. Some people think that cursive isn't that big a deal for many students but sometimes for other students they think Cursive is a good thing to do.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:34 am |
  203. antonio

    School should stop teaching cursive. So we should write the Documentation of Independence over. So we should fire all of the teachers that make kids write in cursive.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:35 am |
  204. james

    I think cursive should be written off because teachers don't teach us how to wright that much.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:35 am |
  205. Shannonn

    I remember in 3rd grade we learned cursive. After 3rd grade we never had to use it though. It was a good use at the tiem but honestly, i think it's useful. It's hard to read and not a lot of people use it these days. I never learned how to type, I think typing is more useful because is it used more. Typing is definetly the best way!

    February 1, 2011 at 10:35 am |
  206. Christopher

    I think that we shouldn't have script in our lives. Print and typing are the new thing. Typing has improved my life. Writing in print is easier than cursive.
    The End

    February 1, 2011 at 10:35 am |
  207. Hannah

    I believe that cursive is unnessecary at this point in time. I personally know very few people who still use cursive writing SOME OF THE TIME! I feel cursive writing is no longer nessecary=)

    February 1, 2011 at 10:36 am |
  208. Alexis

    I do not think that they should get rid of cursive writting. I think that because kids should know how to write in cursive and how to read cursive. Like teachers say many of our important documents are written in cursive.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:36 am |
  209. Dianara

    I think we shouldn't be writing cursive because many people can't read or write cursive many people can but they probably want to be fancy but some struggle by reading cursive writing. my opinion is we shouldn't write cursive no matter what but also the people that want to write cursive they should but the people that don't shouldn't struggle or get teased because they can't read or write cursive they should do what can do and be happy but don't let anyone say you can't because some people they can't write many languges and they struggle too.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:37 am |
  210. Haley

    Hey ok so I think that we shouldn't learn cursive because when we look at the constitution we look at it in the textbook (not the document but just a typed version of it) so we don't need to read cursive. Also, who really writes like that and thie under 40 years old? Also, keyboards aren't in cursive and before we know it, everything will be in the digital age.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:37 am |
  211. julia

    i think cursive should go away i learned it in elementry school but i never needed it. it takes to long to even write a sentence with cursive its pointless ok so we might need it in collage but still we really dont need cursive in our lives i think kids should be able to make the choice on learning it.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:37 am |
  212. Elvis

    Think that we shouldn't forget cursive because maybe the teacher would write your score and u don't know how to read it so thats y I wouldn't forget cursive.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:37 am |
  213. Jillie Bean

    I believe we slhould learn cursive but it doesnt have to be inforced. We will know how to read and write script but we will not need to use it. We will also learn to type.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:37 am |
  214. arly

    I think cursive should not be stopped because in the future we will not be able to read important historic documents. Although in the other hand it would be easier for kids to learn how to type, also it would be difficult to read past documents.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:37 am |
  215. marissa

    i think that cursive should not be taught because it is a waist of time and people should be taught to type insted. because to get a good job you should know how to type and it is a more common way to communicate. Also there are amny copies of the hoistroic documenst that are copied in print. also it is a much faster way to wri8te on print.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:37 am |
  216. Brittany

    I think people should still wirte in curseve because some people are use to it and should keep writing in curseve if some people don't like writing in curseve thye should learn how.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:37 am |
  217. Angel

    we should keep writeing cursive because you write faster when you are taking notes.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  218. zofia

    I think we should still teach children cursive becuase we cant forget script in the world. many kids have parents and grandparents that wrote in cursive when they were young. Most children can't read script. If you cant write in script then there is no way you can read script. Plus everyone has someone out there that will write to you in script, if you cant read your friends or familys letter then thats a problem. I think that we should still teach it to children because its important.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:40 am |
  219. valentina

    i think curserve writting should not be taught anymore........instead for example in 1st grade there should be a typing program and when you get to 3rd grade there's a test and you dont have the good enough grade they dont pass they fail thats why i think curseve should not be taught

    February 1, 2011 at 10:42 am |
  220. Sarah

    I think Cursive Writing should be written off. In my opinion, you should use a computer. For example, in third and fouth grade in my school we learned Cursive. I think Cursive Writing should not be taught to students.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:42 am |
  221. AJ

    I think that as technology becomes more and more advanced that cursive writing should be rid of completely. I, as a 7th grader, haven't used it unless forced to or writing my signature.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:42 am |
  222. Melissa

    I think it is better to typing so we can use it in the future

    February 1, 2011 at 10:43 am |
  223. Paul

    No we shouldn't write cursive because later in life we are going to type.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:43 am |
  224. Maggie

    Cursive is definatly an important skill. But the world is changing and more people are typing and learning how to type. Maybe learning cursive should be an elective so if children think that the career they want to pursue will require it like if they want to be a historian and are trying to read the Deaclaration of Independence.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:45 am |
  225. josh

    No , i do not think that cursive should be cut off.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:45 am |
  226. Jordyn

    I do not think cursive should be written off because when students get older then they will not be able to sign there name. A signature must be in cursive not in print.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:49 am |
  227. Cecilia

    Cursive should not be written off, most all of our important history artifacts are in cursive, if we do not keep teaching cursive then how will the children of the future keep learning about the past?

    February 1, 2011 at 10:53 am |
  228. Tyler

    I don't think cursive should be a requirment. Only if the person wants to learn cursive or if they already know cursive they should be able to write like that if they want to.

    February 1, 2011 at 11:08 am |
  229. Corey

    I think it should be alowd because it will help you how to read something that has been written in cursive all ready.

    February 1, 2011 at 11:20 am |
  230. Austin

    Yes,no one really uses cursive any more then why have it. It is just a thing of the past.

    February 1, 2011 at 11:23 am |
  231. Alyssa

    I believe that cursive should be be taught but not as much as we normally do. The time teachers take away to learn cursive can be used to teach more and educate the youth of tomorrow.

    February 1, 2011 at 11:25 am |
  232. Devonte

    Why whats the point that its not really even fun its mainly a waste of time

    February 1, 2011 at 11:43 am |
  233. Sergio

    I think cursive should be kept because alot of important things are written in cursive.

    February 1, 2011 at 11:44 am |
  234. Micaela

    i don't think it is necessary but that kids can learn it in their free time.....if they WANT to.

    February 1, 2011 at 12:04 pm |
  235. Chris

    Cursive should be written off because typing is easier to do than writting in cursive when some people can not write at all.

    February 1, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
  236. Rebekah

    I think cursive should never be written off because its a sense of showing you care about what your writting or you dont give a hoot about it.

    February 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
  237. Rebekah

    I think cursive should never be written off because its a sense of showing how much you care about what your writing, or you just dont give a hoot about.

    February 1, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
  238. Alden

    I think that cursive writing should not be removed from the school curriculum. First, it has been around for a long time and it has been used in elementary school. Also, it is a nice way to write letters to family or business men and women. Plus, it is a second way to write. Then, if it is taken out of school it will soon be forgotten and will be history. If this were to happen it would be a loss and soon no one will use it and it will be an artifact in the future.

    February 1, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
  239. Stanley

    I think that it would not matter if they kept it on not considering I dont know anyone that does write in cursive. It was just one of those things I needed for the two years I learned and once I hit 5th grade the teachers didn't seem to care anymore

    February 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
  240. madison

    I dont think we should take away cursive writing because my 6th grade teacher still makes us do spelling tests and papers in cursive. Why should we take away cursive it is fun to learn!

    February 1, 2011 at 12:40 pm |
  241. Julia

    I learned how to do cursive in 3rd grade hated it, forgot it, don't care I am in 6th grade now and only use it when I am putting checks in the bank

    February 1, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
  242. Alessi

    I think people should till learn how to write cursive as that is what all transcripts are written in and it looks much nicer ๐Ÿ˜€

    February 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
  243. Megan

    How will future students be able to read the primary sources in history such as the Declaration of Independance? They are all in cursive. Schools should not take away cursive because in the long run- it comes in handy.

    February 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  244. Sophia

    I think cursive could improve your pendminship and i wouldnt get rid of it some students enjoy writing with cursive including me.

    February 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
  245. Huda

    I strongly disagree with this. Cursive should still be kept. It's like a form of art that can be easily taught, and easily done. Every student could improve their handwriting with cursive.

    February 1, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  246. Pepe

    Cursive should be written off, nobody really uses it and there is no bennnifit when you use it

    February 1, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
  247. May

    It wouldn't matter how people write since everyone has unique handwriting. It's good to learn cursive but it is also their choice to choose.

    February 1, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
  248. Taliah

    To be honest..... we really don't need cursive. I mean YES the declaration of independence is written in cursive but that thing is kept with lock and key so when are we going to read it?. Cursive is going to be a waste of time in schools. We have so much to learn! . We have algebra and Language arts and much more! we really don't need cursive.

    February 1, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
  249. Cameron

    Cursive is useful there is no denying it. But it must be constantly used. Last year in fifth grade I had for homework every thursday my spelling words three times each at least once in cursive. And cursive is an art form not just a way to write so why not teach it in art class. Otherwise what would it be but a lost art?

    February 1, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
  250. Shannon

    I think kids should be taught cursive. It could be a very important skill to use when you get older. Me and a couple other kids in my class were briefly taught, but I can still write in cursive.

    February 1, 2011 at 1:45 pm |
  251. Michelle

    I feel that kids should be taught cursive. When I was little I was taught and now it has helped me in my life with signing, reading documents, and more.

    February 1, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
  252. Allison

    I think kids should be taught cursive. When we were all little we were taught, but later in life more technolgy will come out and cursive will be gone.

    February 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
  253. Tiffinie

    I think cursive is still very important and that everyone should still learn how to write in it. Important historical documents are written in cursive and most people today sign very important things in cursive. Without cursive signatures, it'd be really easy to duplicate someone's signature and steal their identity. So I believe cursive still should be taught in schools.

    February 1, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
  254. Martin

    I think cursive writing is a fancy way to write and a waste of time. After all there just squiggly lines

    February 1, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
  255. Brea...

    I think that there will always be enough important documents written in cursive so therefor to be able to read it you probably will need to know how to write it. I also think that its not near as important as maybe it used to be. Maybe they can keep teaching it very basic.

    February 1, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  256. alize

    It is important to learn cursive so that we can write our signature on legal documents.

    February 1, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
  257. Julia

    I think cursive should be kept as a writing tool, because it may not be useful but look back at all the important aspects of language and writing we're losing. It may not be hopeful, but the things we don't need the most we might need a lot in the future.

    February 1, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
  258. Juan

    i think cursive should not be taught in schools. It is a waste of time, and typing is more common in life than cursive.

    February 1, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
  259. Meg (Megan)

    I think we should keep cursive because it is important in life. If kids don't learn cursive they won't no how to sign there name. and there is things like The Declaration of Independace that are writen in cursive. We should all know how toread important document just like The Declaration of Independane. Plus why can't kids learn both cursive and print?

    February 1, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
  260. masie

    yes i am in 6th grade and i have maybe used it once in a wriiting its point less to learn cursive. teachers should be teaching things we are gonna use in life.

    February 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
  261. dakota

    They should stop teaching cursive because people dont use it but to sigh there name and they really dont like beung tought that in school . all the people i know dont really like to write in cursive so i think that they should stop teaching cursive.

    February 1, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
  262. Brandon

    Learning cursive is not the best thing that i would want to learn about and use but it will only do a little good in live. Such as, filling out a application to get a job, and doing a writing assingnment.

    February 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
  263. zack

    i think they should stop cursive because i don't pesonally

    February 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm |
  264. Mitchell

    We learned cursive in 2nd or 3rd grade, and since then, we haven't barely used it. To learn cursive and not use it is a waste of time, and funding.

    February 1, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  265. Tommy

    I don't think that the teachers should stop teaching cursive in schools, because it can be useful if you are trying to write faster. I personally prefer printing because it is more legible than cursive, but print can have its disadvantages, also. Printing takes longer to write, and a lot more people know how to print than the people that know how to write cursive. We should still learn cursive, just in case we need to read it in a letter, handout, or textbooks. Cursive also takes less time to write.

    February 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm |
  266. bobo

    I think we should not have to write in cursive. Many people dont know how to write with it. It might look neater but it is harder and if it is hard for us then it is gonna be really hard for little kids to learn it.

    February 1, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
  267. Willy

    No, i do not think schools should stop teaching cursive because it is what kids are used to writing. They love writing cursive becuase it is amore unique way to write other than print. Schools would be crticized more for not teaching kids. It is how people used to write long ago, so why change anything.

    February 1, 2011 at 5:08 pm |
  268. Dally

    I think students should have to us it because its a big part of your life when you get older. and when you have to read something written in cursive you wont know what your trying to read.

    February 1, 2011 at 5:14 pm |
  269. Anonymous

    i never liked cursive but it is a good teaching method and a fun thing to learn

    February 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  270. johnny

    i never liked cursive but it is a good teaching method and a fun thing to learn

    February 1, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
  271. LeXi

    Yes, because who ever uses it? What's the point? I know almost once a month we have to right in these cursive packets and my whole tiger time class groans, so I know most kids dislike it! Only older people use it when they're like 30 or 40 and thats it! My mom only uses cursive for her signature and thats it! That's what I think!

    February 1, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  272. Nicole

    We should keep on learning cursive, because that's how people sign checks when they're older, they don't only sign checks but also other important documents. People could steal your identity without cursive.

    February 1, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
  273. Devon

    I'm In 5th Grade and cursive writing are the things were going to have to use in life like writing your bill.

    February 1, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  274. Rachel

    I think cursive should not be taught anymore because very few people use it and many people now and days use the computer for writing assigments. I think most kids dont use because it just more complicated than print.

    February 1, 2011 at 5:48 pm |
  275. Ashley

    I feel that kids should still learn it. It can help you later on in life. You never know when you will need it. I also feel we should learn how to type too.

    February 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
  276. Lauren

    i dint think they should because if people want to write a certain way then they can they just have there own opinion

    February 1, 2011 at 6:05 pm |
  277. Elizabeth

    This is the same concept as 'text-talking'. If all of us spoke in text language, the proper English language will fade until it is no more. So, if we decide to off cursive, one day none of our descendants will ever see what this formal script is.

    February 1, 2011 at 6:08 pm |
  278. Meredith

    I think cursive is worth teaching in school. I just don't think that teachers should spend so much time on it though. All we really need it for is to sign checks, receipts, and to understand the historic writings. Otherwise that cursive isn't really used.

    February 1, 2011 at 6:13 pm |
  279. marcus

    look when are we ever gunna see the decleraction or constatuion in are life and teachers face it ur ways are over tech. is going to win the war against writing

    February 1, 2011 at 6:14 pm |
  280. Destiny

    I don't think it's neccesary , but many teachers think students do need to learn this type of handwriting while others don't. It just depends on the school system and what the teacher decides to teach the students.

    February 1, 2011 at 6:19 pm |
  281. Ian

    Cursive is good and bad in certain ways. Cursive helps you learn writing techniques, and you maybe later can read something famous that someone wrote. Some people in my class hate cursive. They think it is a waste of time. Some people could say that. But I think schools should give a choice to kids about cursive or not cursive. And besides, we are 21st Century learners, and we're getting into technology and typing. Also, at grocery stores for example, you have to sign your name on a screen, and it verifies your identity. If you didn't have cursive, someone could easily steal your identity!

    P.S Thanks for the sign of line!

    February 1, 2011 at 6:19 pm |
  282. Anonymous

    I think w e should keep on learning cursive because our ancestors used it. So why break the tradition?

    February 1, 2011 at 6:20 pm |
  283. hunter

    NO!!!!..... 1. On Microsoft Word you can change your font.
    2. Have typing classes with computers it helps the kids in buisness in life!

    February 1, 2011 at 6:23 pm |
  284. Emily

    No it should not because it looks neater, it is more prfessional , it uses more of your brain at one time and if it dose get wrote off in the future when people find our writing they will not be able to read it because they will not know how to read it. We do not need to write it off they could take an extra class or just teach typing and cursive because it is deffenantly not a waste of time to me.

    February 1, 2011 at 6:28 pm |
  285. Jarad

    No, i do not think think that cursive should be written off. I think cursive is useful to write quick notes and is mostly needed to write checks. But there is a catch, it takes a long time to learn. because as u grow up u will use it a lot. The other use is to use to read documents, letters, and etc.

    February 1, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
  286. mark

    I think that we should spend less time on it but still have it because you need to know how to sign your name or write papers.

    February 1, 2011 at 6:38 pm |
  287. Lydia

    No, it is a way to right neat. More people will be able to read what you are trying to say. But typing is important to. but what will you use more in everyday life? Typing or writing?

    February 1, 2011 at 6:41 pm |
  288. amber

    First of all why would you throw cursive away? When you can write cursive you can read it and when you're older you won't be able to read checks, and if you're in an important job like the goverment and you write a letter you are going to look sloppy. Also if you only know how to type a computer isn't going to appear right when you need to write a letter. I like writing in cursive so if they don't teach it to my younger sister I'll teach her. It should really stay.

    February 1, 2011 at 6:49 pm |
  289. Francis

    I think at the start of every school semester we should have a choice if you don't want to learn cursive or if you do want to learn cursive

    February 1, 2011 at 6:52 pm |
  290. secret

    cursive is your legal handwriting, not computerized print.

    February 1, 2011 at 6:53 pm |
  291. ashlea

    I do think that we should have it . At my school my teachers write in cursive. I cant read it . i started learning in 3rd grade but then it was stopped and we no longer use it . so i cant read what is put up for us to work on.

    February 1, 2011 at 6:54 pm |
  292. Grace

    I think that we need to learn cursive. If you can't read it, that will complicate things later on in life. Plus, you need to know how to sign your name neatly in cursive. However, students need good typing and technology skills for the future. If teachers can balance both typing and cursive into their daily learning plans, they will be doing a great job!

    February 1, 2011 at 6:57 pm |
  293. Mandy

    I don't think that we should forget cursive for typing. It mean, is it really that hard for schools to teach both? I personally only write in cursive, but others don't like it because they say they can't read it, so if anything, schools should focus more on it because taking it out of the curriculum isn't gonna get rid of it totally.

    February 1, 2011 at 6:59 pm |
  294. Amber

    First of all why should cursive be trown away you can make it become YOUR handwriting and you can prove that. Honestly I never liked learning it but now I think it looks very sophistacated. Say if you were in congress and you wrote a letter in print you would look sloppy. I love cursive so if they don't teach my little sister it I'll teach her myself. If you only know how to type when you have to write a letter a computer is NOT going to just appearfor you. I think you are actually learning something when you learn cursive because you not only learning to write it be to read it also. I really think cursive should stay.

    February 1, 2011 at 7:01 pm |
  295. Logan

    I think that cursive is a good thing to know, but when you reach a certain grade it shouldn't be mandatory. I think only smart people use cursive. Also, when I had to write in cursive my hand started to hut after the first world!

    February 1, 2011 at 7:02 pm |
  296. Charlie

    It does not matter to me it is the teachers choice but I like print better

    February 1, 2011 at 7:07 pm |
  297. Alleyna

    I think students should learn cursive so if they ever have a job with co-workers that write in cursive ,they will be able to read and understand what is written.

    February 1, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
  298. Josh

    Cursive is a writing that needs to stay around. Doctors write the letters in cursive. It is the faster way of wirting. My school teaches it at the end of fouth grade and the beging of fifth grade. If we did not learn that we would be having our hand in pane when you are moving all over. To me it would really be a shame if they got rid of cursive

    February 1, 2011 at 7:31 pm |
  299. Baxter

    Cursive is good because it helps you in visual motor perception

    February 1, 2011 at 7:39 pm |
  300. Harley

    Yes i think cursive should be written off. No one ever uses it and it's just a waste of time trying to learn.

    February 1, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
  301. haley

    first of all carl i dont think they sohuld get rid of cursive writing. second,they have cursive writing on the computer as a font you can choose to use.so why throw cursive writing down the toilet if we can use both computers and cursive handwriting in one?just learn how to read cursive writing and youll be fine with both!

    February 1, 2011 at 7:42 pm |
  302. Emmett

    NO,
    we should not have to do cursive.Whats the point in doing it if were not going to use it.I would rather work on my typing first that i will probably have to use more.

    February 1, 2011 at 7:48 pm |
  303. Ellie

    Cusive only wastes time. I think it is good to know how to read it but you really dont have to know how to write. Everyone knows how to write and read print. So lust let us right in print.

    February 1, 2011 at 7:50 pm |
  304. Frank

    I don't think that schools should stop using cursive. I don't use it all the time, but it does make your writing neater. I use to not enjoy learning cursive but I love to use it now.

    February 1, 2011 at 7:53 pm |
  305. Emily

    I think that cursive is important because it helps the center of your learning and you are suppose to be able to right your name is cursive and checks, also when your older you should be able to read cursive and if you don't know how to read cursive you just missed out half of your learning.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:06 pm |
  306. Matthew

    On CNN it says when you grow older you should know how to read cursive in case you have to read something in cursive. Reading is different than writing, but i think you should learn how to write in cursive if you are someone that has to write something in cursive like a contract.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
  307. matt

    yes it because it is a lot easier to type. Even though documents are written in cursive, we will soon be doing documents on computers.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
  308. Storm

    Well I Say yes because it takes much loger useing cursive thin typeing and you don't realy NEED cursoive only for inpotent stuf.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
  309. matthew

    I think that cursive should be taught in the grades because if you don't use it then you won't be able to read it. Since it's always a good thing to use cursive it will teach you how to read the documents.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:44 pm |
  310. Lauren

    Cursive shouldn't be cut out it is a good way to keep older people understand when we write them a letter. But not only that we can write in better handwriting.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
  311. Claire

    I have seen people use cursive for as long as I can remember, so why should they stop it now? Teachers have made students practice it over and over again and haven't stressed over it but now, they are saying we shouldn't write in cursive, but I still don't get why

    February 1, 2011 at 8:50 pm |
  312. Kevin

    I think cursive should still be in schools because the declaration of indapendence is written in cursive. So if we would stop cursive, future generations will not know what it says and will have a huge impact on the United States of America.
    (cursive stays, but should not be a major lesson)

    February 1, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
  313. Drew

    No, because people have needed cursive for centeries so why would we need to get rid of it now. I say we keep cursive forever.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:56 pm |
  314. Justice

    I don't think cursive should be taught because I have learned cursive and I still can't read cursive from things like the constitution and other documents that are written in cursive.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:56 pm |
  315. luke

    i think that cursive should be taken away because not very many people use it. if we learn it in school it takes away learning time.

    February 1, 2011 at 9:08 pm |
  316. Lynda

    I think we should keep learning cursive. You need it for signatures and things like that. Also, its prettier than regular print.

    February 1, 2011 at 9:10 pm |
  317. sylvana

    if you dont know how to write cursive you dont know what your missing out on

    February 1, 2011 at 9:15 pm |
  318. Hannah

    its something you learn and you have to use it, why shouldn't we learn something the we will need when we are older.

    February 1, 2011 at 9:15 pm |
  319. JP

    i think that cursive should be taught to kids to prepare them for business when they are older.Me i always write cursive and no one else in my class does.Kids also need to learn both ways in case its not an option when they have to take a test in cursive or a DWA when they dont have much time

    February 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
  320. brian

    cursive is a great way to write and lookes better than print

    February 1, 2011 at 9:33 pm |
  321. Estefani

    I think that writing in cursive should only be taught to those kids who want to learn to write in cursive. Not everybody wants to have to write in cursive if they dont want to. It should be an optional decision.

    February 1, 2011 at 9:42 pm |
  322. Cassidy

    Cursive should still be taught because it's an important part of our culture. Think if twenty years from now kids across the country wouldn't be able to read documents like the Declaration of Independance and that would be critical to kid's learning.

    February 1, 2011 at 9:42 pm |
  323. Julian

    Cursive should be tought because its a skill that people are going to use later in life if they know it or not, but with that said schools should also focus more on typing and hand writing because those are other skills that most jobs require if not all. There is no way i would write my signature in print so cursive needs to stay.

    February 1, 2011 at 9:43 pm |
  324. William

    I believe cursive should still be taught in schools. It is the handwriting of our ancestors, and I think we owe it to them to learn and study the penmenship they used. I was taught cursive, and I am part of a small number of children that still now how to write it.

    February 1, 2011 at 9:46 pm |
  325. Aubrey

    I think us students, parents, and teachers should have a choice if we do cursive or not. I mean its just writing isnt it so yes and no that it should get written off.

    February 1, 2011 at 9:51 pm |
  326. Anonymous

    Yes I Do Think it should be written off. Because it is to hard to write in cursive. And it puts to much pressure on our brains on focusing on writing the letters perfect. So yes i do think so.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  327. Nithin

    i think that people should keep on teaching cursive because lots of documents are in cursive. Personally, i find it easier to write in cursive because for me it is faster.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  328. Wesley

    Yes keep on teaching it to them they need to learn how to do it. Because when the are older and they have to read old letters and things how are they going to if u dont teach them cursive???

    February 1, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  329. joshua

    i dont seem to need know how to write in cursive i can find any document in print through the internet

    February 1, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  330. Caleb

    I don't realy care if they stop it or not. So they can do what ever they want with cursive.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  331. Hannah

    I don't understand?what's wrong with print I've used it all my life,but I never use cursive.but I also understand the people who say we need to learn it because it might come up when your older.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  332. Louis

    I think schools should teach cursive so that students can read older documents like the Constitution. But in my opinion writing in print is faster and typing is more useful than cursive. The only time I ever use cursive is for my signature if I even need to write it. If my school started implementing more cursive, then I would protest with everyone else.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  333. Jayne

    Cursive should be taught in schools because if kids need to read historical documents that are written in cursive they won't be able to. Also in modern day life kids scrawl notes in plain handwriting.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  334. Kale

    I dont think that they should stop teaching cursive because the only way some teachers write is in cursive and if they dont know cursive how are they suppose to know what they are trying to teach them.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  335. Joyy

    Yes, I believe cursive should be cut because even though it looks nice it is time consuming. We would be able to get through homework faster if we didn't have to do it in cursive. But I believe that if kids want to learn it they can it is their choice.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  336. Kale

    I dont think that they should stop teaching cursive because the only way some teachers write is in cursive and if they dont know cursive how are they suppose to know what they are trying to teach them. Also people signitures are in cursive and always have been and I dont think its about to change.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  337. Julia

    When I was in 4th grade, I had to write everything in cursive. While I do think that it looks nice, script is easier for everyone (especially older eyes) to read and takes less time to write! My teachers already bug me about my poor handwriting: cursive makes it ten times worse! It's hard to know what side of the debate to be on! I understand why both sides say what they do: If we can't read cursive, then reading historic documents, such as the declaration of independence, would be near impossible but it also a pain in the neck to write.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  338. Sarvani

    cursive is pretty important even though some of us might not like to use it all year long at school. we should learn cursive to read documentary and to sign our name, but we should also give students a choice to write with it at school depending on their decision.

    February 1, 2011 at 11:06 pm |
  339. Beau

    I think we should keep cursive because it looks better than print. It will also help you when you need to read someones writing and it is in cursive because you will know what they are writing. Plus, without cursive, you can't sign anything, which can lead to identity theft.

    February 1, 2011 at 11:29 pm |
  340. elonn

    i think that people should just write how they know best instead of trying to learn something new and not understanding it

    February 1, 2011 at 11:39 pm |
  341. Joey

    Cursive should not be written off because once you get the hang of it you could do things faster, and it is neater then printing.

    February 2, 2011 at 12:11 am |
  342. peyton

    i think it is a waste of time to learn and we should be learing stuff more important

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 am |
  343. jonghyun

    I think culsive should be up to individual but should not be encouraged by some state or schools. Culsive is surely traditonal thing as the Constitution is written culsive but, it causes problems when if non-American or English try to read that. So i prefer standard to culsive so English can be working as an international languege.

    February 2, 2011 at 3:53 am |
  344. Mr. Barton

    While I do not think it is important that we are using cursive on a regular basis anymore, I do believe it is an important skill to have. We must keep in mind that many cultures and parts of the United States and the globe will continue cursive writing and our historical documents are also written in the manner. We should be able to decipher these texts. Think of learning cursive as the same as learning another language; it could be a window into a new world.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:39 am |
  345. tatum

    no there are much more important things to learn in school and we shouldent be wasting our time on cursive

    February 2, 2011 at 7:43 am |
  346. Betsy

    If you ask me no one needs it. I am 13 years old and I still print. I can barely spell my name if I use cursiive! They should take that into consideration!

    February 2, 2011 at 7:50 am |
  347. Christopher

    Cursive should not be removed from curriculum. If cursive is removed then the lack of ability to read and write cursive handwriting will be another factor further dividing the lower classes from the upper class. Upper class students who are from wealthy backgrounds and attend private schools and/or boarding schools will definitely continue to learn cursive handwriting.

    Do we really want to create another obstacle for children from lower socio-economic backgrounds?

    February 2, 2011 at 8:00 am |
  348. Shade

    Cursive is good for you. I know some can't read it, but it is definitely not time to let go of cursive. Maybe when I'm dead, but not in my lifetime I pray they won't let go of cursive.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:13 am |
  349. Luna

    I think that schools-teachers should keep teaching students cursive. Because if they don't, of course they wouldn't be able to read like the Constitution and other stuff.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:31 am |
  350. John

    No I dont think cursive should be written off because it would ruin old time writting.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:49 am |
  351. Linda

    I believe cursive writing is important. It is part of our culture and important for future generations to learn about us. We learn about ancient cultures through the interpretation by archaeologists of their hieroglyphics. Should cursive writing become obsolete, it is interesting to wonder how it will be interpreted by others.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:49 am |
  352. Silvia

    I think it MUST be used because it is cooler,tradition of English
    and we can learn more hand writings.And for me it is faster to write......

    February 2, 2011 at 8:57 am |
  353. rachel

    why shouldn't people be taught cursive?? some people wont to be taught cursive so why not teach them?? well i think they should, because it can be fun writing like that i mean I'm getting tired writing normal way I'm just glad that who ever made cursive is awesome.

    February 2, 2011 at 9:04 am |
  354. Elliott

    Personally I think that cursive should be mandatory in school education. If you dont know how to write and read cursive you cant read important U.S documents.

    February 2, 2011 at 9:22 am |
  355. peri

    I think that it is important for children to learn cursive because lots of people write in cursive all the time and if they can't write in cursive they cant read it either. Also I think that learning cursive will help children learn patience which will help them later in life.

    February 2, 2011 at 9:58 am |
  356. Shelby

    I feel that cursive should continue to be taught, I feel that technology has taken over most of the world. Considering that the most offical documents were written cursive and someone took the time to write them out we should honor there hard work by continuing to learn and USE cursive.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:00 am |
  357. Ben

    I don't think we should be learning cusive because everything is going to technology. I already have an app on my ipod (it's called Dragon Dictation) where I talk to it and it types what I say. The only reason we may need cursive is for our signature and a signature is something that you make up anyway. It doesn't need to be cursive; it could be just a quick way of writing your name. I don't like to write by hand because i get cramps... I think typing should take the place of cursive.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:02 am |
  358. Zachary

    Hey Carl, I think cursive shouldn't be taught anymore in the US because. Cusive can't even be read at times. It depends.........

    February 2, 2011 at 10:05 am |
  359. steven

    I think it would be a good idea to keep learning cursive for signature and reading them.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:12 am |
  360. Shakira

    The constitution was written in cursive so leave it there !!!

    February 2, 2011 at 10:13 am |
  361. ANTONIO

    well me i think cursive is useful in some ways,however i dont think it should be something we have to learn in school...and if anyone asks me drivers ed is way more important than crusive....IJS =)

    February 2, 2011 at 10:18 am |
  362. tianmei

    i agree with freddy, i think we should learn how to write in cursive,it will help us to read in the future and also give us a better hand writing. but the schools dont have to force everyone to learn it, theycan form a special class or a club for those who wants to learn. computers made people more lazy,because its earier to type.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:21 am |
  363. maddi

    They shouldn't get rid of cursive writting because it teaches us the importance of writting to help read and write better.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:22 am |
  364. Erin

    I think that cursive shouldn't be written of cause in schools and everywhere u go people use cursive and if u dont now how to write it u dont know how to read it.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:35 am |
  365. Nick

    I think that teachers should only teach students how to write their name in cursive for when they have to sign like a contract or something like that.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:49 am |
  366. Brenn

    Kids should Learn cursive,but if they don't they couldn't read it and their writing grade wouldn't go any higher

    February 2, 2011 at 11:02 am |
  367. Mary

    I first learned cursive in the 2nd grade and it has made me have better penmenship. So kids should be able to learn cursive to help them write in better english.

    February 2, 2011 at 11:26 am |
  368. Lena

    hello im 13 and in school and cursive number 1 is faster than print and number two alot of signitures and documents have to be in cursive so yes we should teach cursive it is a necesity

    February 2, 2011 at 11:34 am |
  369. Mason

    I don't think it should people of this era keep getting lazier and lazier if the next era should learn how to write and read using cursive there are just to many historical documents written in cursive. If people don't want to learn cursive tell your parents to homeschool you. Don't make the majority not know how to write a John Hancock and seem Uneducated and dumb. If people keep getting lazier and lazier we probably won't even go to school in the 22nd century.

    February 2, 2011 at 11:38 am |
  370. chesky

    i think students should pratcie it but not make it mandatory! some peoples cursive is not the best! i like it but i wouldnt wanna use it at school!

    February 2, 2011 at 11:48 am |
  371. Lindsay

    Yes, I think if someone wants to learn it they can but should not be forced to. It is not extremely important to know how to write cursive. But, if it is decided that we have to learn it then it sould be taught in middle school or high school because by the time we are out of elementary school they stop teaching it.

    February 2, 2011 at 11:52 am |
  372. anabel

    i think we need cursive to write our signatures or important documents..other than that i dont think we need it..

    February 2, 2011 at 11:52 am |
  373. Katherine

    Cursive is just a waste of time. They teach it in 3rd grade and after 3rd grade we never used it again; another thing is that checks will probrably be out-dated in the future. We just need to focus on other things and just cut cursive all together.

    February 2, 2011 at 11:54 am |
  374. Natilea

    I thimk cursive should be written off because it's harder to write in cursive than writing in print. Typing in print is easier than writing in cursive as well.

    February 2, 2011 at 11:54 am |
  375. Max

    I think cursive should still be taught in schools because it looks nice and is faster than printing.

    February 2, 2011 at 11:57 am |
  376. Alex

    Computers and technology is the biggest thing in our world. Especially for students like us. Technology will get even bigger in the future.

    February 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
  377. Brittany

    Cursive should not be written off because it is elegant and important to society. Cursive is also how I love to write and I think if your are writing letters to someone you should write nicely.

    February 2, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
  378. Kodi

    I think cursive should still be used because it was used in many important documents and it can ruin society if destroyed!!!!!

    February 2, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
  379. Carlee

    Cursive should be an extra class. If a student wants to take it they can, but if they don't only teach them the essentials(your name)

    February 2, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
  380. Bailey

    We should still learn cursive. If we don't learn how to write in cursive, how will we sign where it says, "your signature here."

    February 2, 2011 at 12:10 pm |
  381. trevor

    personally i dont think schools should stop teaching cursive, mostly because of the history behind it and the fraud useofit. cursive

    February 2, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  382. Christi

    I think that schools should at least teach students the cursive letters for their name so they can sign their name. As for the other letters, if students want to learn them, they can always look up the letters and how to write them online.

    February 2, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
  383. Lindsay

    Kids should learn cursive in school because it is used for many important documents, and they have other oppurtuinities to learn how to type like in typing classes that are offered in schools and you can buy computer cd's that teach you how to type.

    February 2, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
  384. JADA

    cursive is a nice little hand writing experience to learn just take your time and write,but yes for some people if you think you can't do it than express your way of how you always write!

    February 2, 2011 at 12:40 pm |
  385. Shelby

    Think student should have the chose to learn cursive as a class

    February 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm |
  386. Daniel

    I think cursive writing should go. We should only learn how to read cursive. I think it is a waste of time for schools. It wastes Time, Pencils, and paper so bye to curive.

    February 2, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  387. Samantha

    I think that they should teach it, because you have to sign documents like your drivers licence in cursive or you will not get one! At the same time though I know that I dont like to learn it!!!

    February 2, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
  388. darian

    I do think cursive should be writien off because i havent used cursive since 3rd grade and so have alot of other people i know and if they do do cursiove they would have to re-teach it and there are alot of other things that are more important.

    February 2, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
  389. jed

    I think it is best to continue teaching cursive. People who can write cursive can write very fast and it is much easier to take notes. Also when writing an essay in a period of time (something you do in highschool and middle school), you can finish quickly because your writing speed is much faster than in print. This will also improve your grade.

    February 2, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  390. Crystal

    I think teachers or students should not continue to learn cursive

    February 2, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
  391. KOBE

    I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD LEARN CURSIVE

    February 2, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
  392. Beyonce

    ...I think teachers or students should keep learning cursive because if you write a check someone could steal out of your account and you will be looking all crazy and stuff and that's why cursive should be taught.

    February 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
  393. MrCheezy

    Cursive should be up to the person who's using it. I, personally use cursive when I'm using my signature. Learning cursive is basically a waste of 3rd grade, though. People would more use cursive when they're older anyways.

    February 2, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
  394. KENDAL

    I think teachers / students shouldn't use cursive anymore because it takes up to much to time ,when they could be doing something else.

    February 2, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
  395. justin

    I think that cursive should not be taught because only people in there 50 use it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    February 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
  396. khloe

    I think cursive should be taught because we will need it for checks ,and some people use cursive on everything sometimes.And that I like cursive a little bit but not that much.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
  397. reed

    I think teachers and students should have a choice to do cursive because some people write in cursive now. some people already have been taught how to do cursive

    February 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
  398. Katelyn

    I think that teachers should teach students cursive. It makes it look very nice. In the constitution our first president George Washington help write the constitution which was written in cursive.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
  399. Megan

    I think teachers should teach cursive to students because it looks really pretty when you write in cursive and some times you might have to write in cursive for some thing important and if you don't know how to write in cursive you won't be able to write it.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
  400. Nick

    I think cursive should not be taught because its wasting our time and no one does cursive any more.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
  401. kylayah

    I think cursive should be taught to children who are in third grade.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
  402. Jon'Nae

    I think that cursive should continue in schools because what if you get used to doing cursive.What if you like doing cursive...And also you could only want to do cursive.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
  403. Aman

    I think people should know cursive because if kids don't get taught cursive later in the future when there are artifacts like the declaration of independence the people in the future wont know what happened in the past.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
  404. Litzy

    I think teachers and students should learn cursive because it looks nice.And you could know what your teacher writes you in cursive

    February 2, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
  405. Danyelle

    I think that it is wrong for students to do it.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
  406. Caroline

    I think cursive should be taught because people use cursive for everything. You could have your identity stolen. We use cursive for letters, documents, checks and they couldn't stop teaching it.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm |
  407. Ian

    i think cursive is hard for students like 3rd graders to learn how to write and then not use it in 4th grade. That's why I think we should not use cursive.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm |
  408. Emily

    I think cursive should be taught to people because people who do not know cursive can learn it and it has been passed on for a long time so it should be going on.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
  409. Ashley

    Yes, because its annoying and hard to read. It a way to fancy way of writing something simple.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
  410. Max

    I think that cursive is a very important skill for a child to bear throughout their lifetime. I admit that I do not use it myself that often, but it's important for a child to learn new techniques/skills at a young age so that they may become more knowledgeable not only on writing cursive, but reading it too. It takes some practice and brain power to get the hang of it, and kids need to digest as much information as they can while they're still young.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
  411. Adrianne

    Cursive writing should not be written off because if it is then children in the future wouldn't be able to read things that ere written even in our time period. Things such as the Constitution and other documents that are important to learning the history of our Country will be very difficult for them to read.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  412. Kara

    Schools can still teach cursive. It is because on special documents, such as an application for college, or an important business document, you need to sign your signature in cursive. Otherwise, people can use it against you!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  413. Alex

    It should be written off because you dont deed it to write

    February 2, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
  414. Zoe

    I think that WE should have the choice whether to use cursive, nkot the states.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  415. Lisa

    I think it should be up to the individual if they want to write in coursive or not. I do think think its important to still have coursive because you will have to sighn things that cannot be in print so if you didnt know how to do coursive what would you do?

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  416. Kelly

    I think cursive should be still be taught but its up to themselves to write in cursive or not. Like for me I write in cursive but my math teacher tells us to write in print so in my other classes i write in cursive.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  417. Maddie

    I think it is important to learn cursive because alot of things require your signature when you're an adult and most signatures are in cursive plus you should know how to read it to avoid misunderstandings. But I think it should only be a requirement for elementary school and when in middle and high school it should be your own choice whether to print or write in cursive.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  418. Elaine

    I think that they should teach cursive in elementary school. In my junior high school, nobody uses it and thinks that it is a waste of time. However, most of my family members said that they took notes in cursive while they were attending collage because they didn't have to pick up their pencil after every letter.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  419. Kelcie

    I don't think cursive should be written off because alot of people over the age of 25 use cursive. Teachers also use cursive because thats how they learned to wright when they were in school. I use cursive all the time and think it should passed on to every generation.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  420. Courtney

    I think that with cursive you should learn it only for 1 year but after that you have no need for it because you have to be able to sign checks and read cursive but you don't have to write in cursive all the time. Teachers, make your your students can at leat sign their name when you are done teaching them cursive.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  421. windows

    I think we should not be forced to write cursive because it is not as important. But we shpuld be able to read it cause it is part of life.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  422. Daniel

    I think people should be able to write in cursive because it's not that hard to learn it and I don't think that people would want there signature forged then you are going to be debt

    February 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  423. bob

    i think cursive should be written because people can copy your print and they cant copy your cursive also what if you never learned and then some one sent you somthing and it was really important.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  424. Forrest

    I tink yall should not keep cursive cause, it hard to write wit

    February 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  425. sammy

    i think cursive is dum so there shouldnt be cursive cause its boring

    February 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  426. Dominick

    Cursive is a good thing to learn, however we shouldn't be learning it in school. We could learn that when we get older

    February 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  427. Forresta

    Ya'll need to get rid o cursive, because its a waste of time,

    February 2, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  428. Sarah

    We should learn cursive because some college classes require you to use it and you will be "behind the curve" if you don't know how to use cursive.

    February 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
  429. Alston

    I think cursive handwriting should still be taught in schools. Old peices of History including, the Decleration of Independence is written in cursive, what if nobody in the future can read it.

    February 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  430. wyatt

    It does matter in elemantry school. but not in high school kids use laptops and coputers.

    February 2, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  431. Connor

    I think that they should get rid of it because everyone's switching to typing and texting

    February 2, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  432. KehLee

    Cursive shouldn't be taken off because the constitution was written in cursive and we should carry on the tradition. Also it should be up to the person. Somebody could also forge your signature

    February 2, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
  433. teyra

    cursive is up to the writter and is thier dission

    February 2, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
  434. Alexis

    Hi...Iโ€™m a 7th grader At Pleasant Valley School in Montana. I learned in 2nd grade that cursive is used a lot in the world and when you get older. Sadly, I quit writing in cursive until I got into 7th grade. We write in cursive in spelling. Since I stopped using cursive I forgot how to right in cursive. So I practiced and practiced and now I am getting better. I think cursive shouldnโ€™t be called off.

    February 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
  435. Kayleb

    I think there should not be cursive. It is to hard to learn,
    Even for a 6th grader it is still hard to learn.
    Well i gess cursive is not to hard too learn. You just have to practice a lot.

    February 2, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
  436. Seth

    Cursive should stay!!!!!!! it is faster then print.
    A lot of people use cursive to sign there name.
    It is what our constitution was written in.

    February 2, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
  437. Austin

    Hi...I'm a 4th grader at Pleasant Valley School in Montana. I learned in 3rd grade that i should start trying cursive. So I tried it and I struggled a little bit but I got better at it as I went by the year. I think that cursive is good for kids to learn so that when they get older they do it when they write checks and sign their signature on papers. I think cursive should stay because if you grow up to be a teacher you know what it says when the kids write in cursive. Cursive is also good for kids to become good handwriters when they grow up. I like cursive a lot because it is faster than print. Some people don't think cursive should stay because they just dont like cursive as much as print.
    Cursive is awsome.

    February 2, 2011 at 3:54 pm |
  438. Mary

    We should keep learning cursive, because we have been learning it for so very very long.It is fun to do and creative!! I do it about 1,2 times a day I really enjoy it and I know a lot of people who do.

    February 2, 2011 at 3:54 pm |
  439. donald

    i dont think we need cursive because we never use it in school and we dont really need to study it because don't we already know printing???

    February 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm |
  440. Gilbert from France

    I believe that isn't a good idea to ban cursive in schools because it can be the reflect of the writer personality.
    More over, how about the signature? Cursive is the best way to have a different signature for each people and that can avoid some fake actions

    February 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm |
  441. Jayla

    Books may be written in cursive and kids will not be able to understand it.

    February 2, 2011 at 4:27 pm |
  442. Muno

    I think that cursive should still be taught in classrooms! My sister never did learn cursive. now she is in middle school and when her teachers ask her to write a report in cursive- she can't do it! If one state stops teaching cursive in schools then all states should becuase if you move out of state and don't know cursive you would have a hard time at school. Also writing cursive is just easier and quicker!

    ~ Muno

    February 2, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
  443. Jayla

    I would say yes if teachers say yes because it should be the teachers choice.

    February 2, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
  444. Jayla

    You should not break the tradition.

    February 2, 2011 at 4:33 pm |
  445. Jayla

    Do not do it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    February 2, 2011 at 4:34 pm |
  446. Kaitielyn

    I think we should still learn cursive because if we don't, we won't be able to decipher old documents that were written in it. I don't think schools should require us to write with cursive, but we should still use it for our signatures.

    February 2, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
  447. dacoda

    i dont think the schools should decide i think it should be up to the kids and parents if they want there kids to learn cursive or not. when i was in 4th grade we had to learn cursive so i also think its only fair that the kids in these years have to learn it to because if you dont learn to write it then you cant read it.

    February 2, 2011 at 4:37 pm |
  448. Lauren

    i think that it should be kept because there say there are a lot of identy theft and that not teaching cursive would only make that number incresse because every one uses print and in cursive you can make it look difrent by doing a letter a certan way

    February 2, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  449. Megan

    Yes, people should be allowed to learn cursive because you will be able to read cursive and you will have a choice to write in cursive or they have the choice to write in print.

    February 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
  450. Derek

    No because on the ACT they give you an extra point if your write in cursive! Now who doesn't want an extra point on their ACT?!

    February 2, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
  451. Bernadette

    I KNOW cursive should not be written off because it is a beautiful form of handwriting. I like writing cursive and even though not all people like it they should just get over it and when it comes to job interviews or college applications and it says: PLEASE PRINT IN CURSIVE and they don't know what to do they should be able to write in cursive.

    THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS! ๐Ÿ™‚

    February 2, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
  452. Bob

    I think its the child's decision if they dont want to do we should not make them.

    February 2, 2011 at 5:08 pm |
  453. Kiara

    I think we should have cursive writting cause when we grow up what will we use for a signature?! It is importanat for kids to practice there signature because if we buy a resturant or a previously owned store how are we going to sign off the deal if it says in plain english signature.

    February 2, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
  454. Kelsi

    If you ask me its like teaching students to be illiterate. Because if you ever want to run for office than you are requied to know about and understand important documents such as the declaration of independence. Which freed us from british rule so that people could even run in office in the first place.

    February 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  455. Mikayla

    I think that cursive shouldn't be taken off because it looks really pretty. Plus that's how you have to sign your signature and if you don't know how to do that then people will think you're wierd.Reading cursive isn't hard if teachers started writing in cursive more often then kids would know how to write it better.

    February 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  456. Anonymous

    Curdsive is very important even in the techno world today. Why shouldn't cursive be taught? I mean everything from the past has been written in cursive. History can't be discovered if you can't read the text!

    February 2, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  457. Ashton

    I think it does not mater because some students want to learn it while the others dont.

    February 2, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  458. alexis

    I don`t agree with it because it is an American tradition.

    February 2, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  459. Maia

    I think children should still learn cursive because it will be useful later in life. What if someone's will is written in cursive? Or typed in cursive! Then you won't be able to read it!

    February 2, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
  460. Keemia

    We should keep learning cursive, because someone's print may be horrible (like my own)! ๐Ÿ™‚ I personally have terrible print, so I switched to cursive.

    February 2, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
  461. Sean

    I think there's no point in cursive handwriting except for signatures. I could never do it. All it does is take more time in writing. There's no point.

    February 2, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
  462. Jordan

    Why take cursive out of school? Little kids need to learn it for the future. We will use cursive every day of the year either its at school,home,work any place you go, your gonna have to use cursive! So keep it in the schools!

    February 2, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
  463. Josh

    I personally think that you should have an option to write in print or cursive. You should write cursive often so that if you have to sign a contract it will be proffesional looking. Or in most common ways writing out checks, use cursive so know one can steal your identidy.

    February 2, 2011 at 6:08 pm |
  464. Daniel

    To me I thing cursive should be taught but as a important skill than school subject less people can be less likely forge your name on checks, credit cards, etc

    February 2, 2011 at 6:12 pm |
  465. Emily

    I think we should still learn cursive. You have to sign checks with when you're older and lots of important documents are written in cursive so you need to learn how to read it.

    February 2, 2011 at 6:19 pm |
  466. parth

    I think they should stop teaching cursive in school because mostly everyone think its boring

    February 2, 2011 at 6:20 pm |
  467. Madeline

    I think that cursive should still be used in elementary schools. A lot of documents are written in cursive even the Constitution. If you can't read it, you can't sign off to it.

    February 2, 2011 at 6:20 pm |
  468. Jessica

    I think that we do not need cursive as much as we could use other things so yes it should be written off.

    February 2, 2011 at 6:22 pm |
  469. Alexia

    Why do we need it ? It is useless!!

    February 2, 2011 at 6:22 pm |
  470. lyndi

    i think they should keep it even though i hate cursive i think it is important the declaration of independence is in cursive, you need to be able to sign your name in cursive so you can't be copy as easily

    February 2, 2011 at 7:02 pm |
  471. Erika

    i think it should its like saying we should stop speaking english OUR history is written in a language we should keep speaking

    February 2, 2011 at 7:08 pm |
  472. Quatisha

    I believe the new generation of kids should not have to learn cursive. But, the ones who already know it should use it quite often, and charish that they got to learn it.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:08 pm |
  473. Gabby

    I think that teaching cursive in schools should still be a requirement. I know that when I was in second grade I was very anxious to learn because I love writing and I wanted to learn a new way to write. Taking it out would be very disappointing to some people who want to learn it.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm |
  474. Moett

    I think cursive should be taught to all kids.I say that because children should know cursive to beable read other post scripts that are in cursive,I also think that it should a choice for students to write in cursive but they still should be taught.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
  475. Amelia

    I think that cursive should NEVER leave the blackboard(or in today's case, the Smart Board) because in 2nd – 4th grade, I learned how to write in cursive and if kids today stop learning cursive, then what if i try to write my grandaughter in cursive? Will she understand it?

    February 2, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
  476. Emily

    Cursive is fading away. It should still be kept in schools otherwise cursive may be lost forever. If cursive stops being learned then soon no one will know how to use cursive. If that happens then cursive will become a thing of the past. Also if cursive isn't used then how will things in cursive be read?

    February 2, 2011 at 7:15 pm |
  477. laila

    I think cursive should not be written off. Mainly because when you get to college a majority of the teachers write in cursive and it would be difficult to take notes if you can't read cursive.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:19 pm |
  478. stephanie

    Kids should keep learning cursive.Some kids love cursive and think it is fun! Some kids love it but, think it is hard.It is hard for some kids but not all.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:22 pm |
  479. Austin

    I think that cursive should not have to be learned, because there are many other things that need to be tought insted of writing in cursive such things like English, Sience, Math and Soicial Studies. So cursive should not be teached untill these other subjects are tought.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:23 pm |
  480. Cheyenne

    I think cursive shouldn't be forgotten about because it is hard but it shouldn't be forced !

    February 2, 2011 at 7:23 pm |
  481. Melanie

    I think cursive shouldn't be tought im in 7 grade now and i think its hard i dont think that the little kids would have to learn it to.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
  482. Nakea

    I believe we should be able to choose whether or not to learn cursive. In a lot of ways it can help, but it should be what you choose.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm |
  483. Bridget

    i agree with the kid who said that anything written in cursive can be translated into text. its the tech generation and kids should focus on typing and learning to search the web not learning to wright old style.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:37 pm |
  484. Bonnie

    No i don't think cursive writting should be required. I think we should invest our time more in typing or reading books.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
  485. Austin

    I think that cursive should not have to be learned, because there are many other things that need to be tought insted of writing in cursive such things like English, Sience, Math and Soicial Studies. So cursive should not be tought untill these other subjects are tought.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
  486. Austin

    Hi I am a sixth grader i think that cursive should be tought because if students aren't tought how to write in cursive then they wont know how to read in cursive. This skill is all so important becuase later on in life people will need to know how to write in cursive so the can sign checks and bills. If they print their name then other people can just print that persons name and get away with it.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:01 pm |
  487. Juanita

    it dosn't really matter if you wright in print or in cursive, but when it comes to the important things such as sighning a document or a check cursive is necessary.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:02 pm |
  488. Ashlyn

    Cursive is just another way of fantsy writing, i think that we shouldn't be required to learn it or write it, but if we want to go the extra mile, we should be given the option!

    February 2, 2011 at 8:02 pm |
  489. makenna

    i think we should learn how to write in cursive because it is much neater and there is alot of special documents that we need to know how to read whan we are older.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:07 pm |
  490. Annie

    I think that it really would be a good idea if we did learn cursive. Most of every thing that I learned in school, i read or wrote in cursive. Now, everyone says that it is too compilcated, that they couldn't even read it, or understand little letters, but that makes me wonder....did they even try? oh well.....

    February 2, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
  491. carrey

    Sure, why not? It could come in handy or maybe you just want a new way to write. Cursive is sometimes pretty imortant too.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
  492. Nia

    I think cursive is a waste time because it takes to long to write, some people like it but i definetley dont.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
  493. adam

    i dont think schools sould have cursive because alot of kids have a hard time writing it so when teachers grade there work in cursive it could be sloppy and result in a bad grades.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
  494. Kendra

    i think that kids should at least learn to READ cursive. That way they can learn to read old documents like the constitution. Technically kids don't need to learn to write it because they probably won't write scriptural documents.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
  495. machayla

    i think cursive should be written off. kids learn it in school but some kids do not use cursive when they are an adult.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
  496. sofia

    I think we should still be learning it in school. We could be practicing it in language arts once a week so we don't lose it. It's part of our history.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
  497. Victoria

    I don't think that you should stop teaching cursive because it is pretty and it extends your knowledge.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
  498. Seth

    I think cursive should be taught but you don't have to be required to write in it. I know it is a pain but just stick with it.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
  499. faith

    i think that cursive shouldnt have to be taught. my reason being is yes i looks cool but it is harder to read and we need to prevent someone reading it wrong and you get in trouble for something you didnt write

    February 2, 2011 at 9:02 pm |
  500. Harvey

    I don't think they should because the admenments were written in cursive and if they want to take it away, then its their choice.

    February 2, 2011 at 9:11 pm |
  501. Ashley

    It shoud be there choice if they learn cursive or not. I think though that everyone should try it first.

    February 2, 2011 at 9:14 pm |
  502. Nathan

    No i do not think cursive should be written off. I think its a very good way of writing.

    February 2, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
  503. Kaylee

    i think nowing cursive could be useful but i don't think it is worth having a full lesson on it. some historical things are written in cursive so it could be useful

    February 2, 2011 at 9:21 pm |
  504. Amy

    i think we should keep cursive because it makes our righting look nicer and neater than in print and it takes up less space

    February 2, 2011 at 9:35 pm |
  505. jacob

    i think they should bane it because i was learning it and then the teacher gave up on it pluse i think it is stupid all's it is is fancy writing of print

    February 2, 2011 at 9:54 pm |
  506. Sarah

    I think cursive should stay because it is faster then print and would be easier to write notes with. It would also not make your signature as sloppy.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  507. Angie

    Cursive makes your handwriting look a lot better. You can learn it easily and if you practice you will see it is fast to write.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  508. tito

    We should write cursive so students can learn more ways about how to write.And because maybe people write cursive and you need to know how to read cursive.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  509. Devankar

    No i don't think cursive should be written off because you would need it to sign a credit card transaction when we get older. For those kids who are born after if we take cursive off when they see our Deceleration of Independence they would not know what it says they will think it's gibberish so we should leave cursive.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  510. Brittany

    I don't think it should be illegal because it is the drivers fault, they should be watching

    February 2, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  511. Brittany

    No it shouldn't be cause you have to write checks with your signature and a lot of famous documents are wrote in cursive.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  512. Addie

    I dont think it matters because cursive is barely used today.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  513. Hunter

    Although cursive looks much more formal print is easier legible and is more understood. cursive, although important in the pioneer days, has grown out and we need to adapt to use a more modern writing style that represents our time period.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  514. Cece

    Even though I do use my laptop to type my papers, if my printer was out of ink, I would write in cursive. It's my best handwriting and it looks neater than when I write in print. I think that when I write in cursive I write much faster than I do with print.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  515. MiCayla

    We need to keep cursive. Because it important, with out it ,we would be writing in print. I learn cursive in second grade, and I still use it. I was bad at cursive in first grade. I love cursive ,so why not keep it.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  516. Vaiselina

    We should keep cursive because almost everyone uses it for important things and also because if we don't learn cursive in school then it won't be much help to us because if we wrote our names in print then the people that are trying to confirm that it is the real persons signature can't tell whether it's the actual person agreeing to this decision or the accusations of something.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  517. Jasmine

    I think that we shoulden't have to learn how to learn cursive unless our parents want us to, but if we don't learn how to read and write cursive for some people it would take longer to write.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  518. Jessica

    I think we could live without it but this something people will always disagree about.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  519. Jess

    I believe that cursive handwriting should still be taught because it adds a prefessional element to a students backround.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  520. MiMi

    I don't see the point in cursive because it was really forsed on us when we were in elementry but now we can write in print in middle school. And if you write WAY neater in print then I say it shouldnt be a law but a choice.

    February 2, 2011 at 11:02 pm |
  521. Taylor

    Cursive should not be "written off" because we still need our signature. And if you can write cursive, you can read cursive, last year in my math class, my teacher would write in cursive out of habit (because that's how he learned to write in his younger years) and the majority of the class couldn't read it. Personally, when i can't figure out what a word says when I'm reading cursive, i fell quite dumb. But typing on a computer is for everyday life, i learned how to type on the computer and write in cursive when i was in elementary school, and I've used it every day since. So no, disregarding how many times you use it, cursive is still important, you don't say I love you everyday, but when you do, it still means something.

    February 2, 2011 at 11:03 pm |
  522. Julia

    Just because we don't like writing cursive doesn't me we shouldn't use it. It's not like we do every assignment on the computer, I know I don't. We still have to hand-write things, not just type them, and cursive improves your penmanship.

    February 2, 2011 at 11:07 pm |
  523. shawn

    i think its not that important because technology is becoming more advanced and i think in the future not so far away we will be using computers instead of paper

    February 2, 2011 at 11:08 pm |
  524. Sara

    Well I live in Washington State and cursive is important even if you dont use it in school. Alot of radio stations in my area talked about getting rid of it. Anyways theres not that much to learn in the 3rd grade it gives more time usefullness. Plus who wants cursive to be in the past, use the beutiful skill for a reason.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:12 am |
  525. Jacob

    If we let people get rid of something like cursive what's to say they wont stop there whats next? we have to save a little to save a lot I say cursive should stay and if you don't want too use it don't but there could be oppertunites in the future that call for some thing like cursive.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:48 am |
  526. Jacqueline

    I think cursive is important because some important documents are written in cursive, and if you don't know how to read or write it, then you'll have trouble. You also have to use cursive to create your signature, so it's harder to forge it. Even though people might use the computer to type cursive, they are basically cheating.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:55 am |
  527. Bruce

    I've been teaching for 12 years and this debate comes up every year. My belief is that a person only needs to be able to read cursive and not write it. I use a hybrid in my writing when I'm taking notes and a signature will become invalid in the future.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:41 am |
  528. Luke

    I think cursive is important because it's a new type of writing, and writing is important rather that knowing how to use keyboard which you will learn later or learn by yourself. However, you can't learn cursive by yourself.

    February 3, 2011 at 4:29 am |
  529. Brenna

    To tell you the truth cursive is from long ago and in many years if they do this many might not even know what cursive is, let alone how to write it. It is from history and i think it should not be ours to change.

    February 3, 2011 at 6:35 am |
  530. Austin

    I don't like using cursive. I think it takes a lot of time to learn how to write in cursive and that is valuable time that could be used in another subject. And some kids still don't know cursive well after being taught it.

    February 3, 2011 at 7:06 am |
  531. Shilpa

    With technology seeping deep into our lives, cursive is hardly being used nowadays. I myself hardly even write, be it print or cursive. I almost always type. But i think it is important to learn cursive handwriting. If not always, it will be useful in someways. And since it has a lot of history, it should hold some minimal importance. Schools should still teach kids cursive writing.

    February 3, 2011 at 8:08 am |
  532. Misty

    Cursive should not be written off. Cursive writting is actually faster than printing or doing a keyboard. (sorry about the spelling) I write all of my notes cursive.

    February 3, 2011 at 9:24 am |
  533. Jasmine

    I think cursive is a very important and useful, but should be something that you learn on your own time.

    February 3, 2011 at 9:27 am |
  534. Jake

    Cursive may be a nessary evil. You HAVE to have sinature that no one can forge.

    February 3, 2011 at 9:27 am |
  535. Mr. T

    I'm a teacher and a parent of a 4th grader and he hasn't learned cursive as it isn't even part of the standards and really, why should it be? It's an outdated relic of a bygone era–we are all digital, all the time now and should be! If you can print–awesome. If you can learn to type, double-awesome!

    February 3, 2011 at 9:35 am |
  536. tyler

    i dont think cursive should written off because it is alot easier to tell who writ in cursive than it is in print.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:13 am |
  537. Clive

    In my opinion, schools should teach students how to write in cursive. When I was in elementary I was taught cursive, and I still remember how to use it. Just because a teacher teaches students cursive doesnโ€™t mean they still canโ€™t learn to type. We had time for both.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:15 am |
  538. Kaylee

    Why should we learn cursive when we type more often on the computer. We should learn how to type first and have a choose if we want to learn cursive.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:31 am |
  539. Miranda

    I think we should be able to learn cursive if we choose because cursive waste a lot of time , but we wouldn't be able to sign our names and read historical docments.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:34 am |
  540. Morgana

    I think cursive is important because most people use it in their signatures on important documents and it's a traditional way of writing. Just because a person doesn't use it everyday doesn't mean it should be done away with.

    February 3, 2011 at 11:14 am |
  541. Isaiah

    I don't think cursive writing should be written off because how will you be able to read historic American documents

    February 3, 2011 at 11:18 am |
  542. Daeja

    i think cursive should be written off because some people cant even
    read cursive

    February 3, 2011 at 11:27 am |
  543. Muhammad

    I think cursive should be "written off". Although I think it should be taught as a reading skill. As the Declaration of Independence is written in cursive. About the signature, well technically for the most part you OFFICIAL signature is not exactly 100% real cursive. These are my thoughts on this debate

    February 3, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  544. John

    I think cursive is not very important. We have one way of writing and way more people use it. It might be a little bit of our history, but less and less kids and schools are using cursive and it's dying off.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  545. Nikolatte

    Even though cursive isnt used as much nowadays i still think that there should be at least some introduction to it because there alot of literature written in cursive and its part of our history. Im not saying it should be anything major or important that they should be graded on but i think everyone should at least learn it a little.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  546. dawson

    I say yes it should be. No one really uses it any more, it's just a big waste of time and money for the goverment it's just old writing we should be investing in our future not our past.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
  547. Samuel

    I think that cursive should not be taught anymore. it takes longer to write than print or typing. also, i can't read my parent's cursive. lots of people write it messy. i don't like cursive ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    February 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
  548. Eryl

    ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I think that it is very hard to read cursive my parents write, so... no, I don't like cursive. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    February 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
  549. Kleya

    I really don't see the point in cursive. If you need to use it you can just go on Microsoft Word and type in cursive. There is the advantage in having more than one way to write though if you don't have a computer. So I see the point but nobody really uses cursive.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
  550. Eryl

    :(I think that it is very hard to read cursive my parents write, so... no, I don't like cursive. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    February 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
  551. Marina

    I have not used cursive for a long time, and are teachers never tell us to use cursive because for most kids its harder.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
  552. brittney

    I think they should stop teaching cursive so kids dont have to learn it.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
  553. Eve

    I like to write in cursive because to me it looks better.But not many People do.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:29 pm |
  554. Lilly

    I think cursive is really important because I have a lot of friends who have to use cursive. plus, it's really fancy and nice.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
  555. kaitlin

    no i should be kept because it is an approiate way for children to learn the approiate way to write

    February 3, 2011 at 12:43 pm |
  556. Eric

    Cursive should NOT be written off. It's bad enough our education is at an all time low, and now cutting down our alternate way of writing? This should have not even been considered in my opinion.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  557. daeshonna

    I think it is important because kids need to know how to write curive for signition

    February 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm |
  558. santo

    I think schools should keep cursive. Yes, it may not be used often but when it is kids need to know how to read and write in it. Most kids already know how to type and use a computer by the time they're third or fourth graders so why not teach them something they don't know? Cursive is still useful in some situations like signing checks and government documents and I think kids really need to know how to read and write it. I say keep cursive!

    February 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
  559. Gunner

    I think we should still teach cursive because it is a faster way to write if you are good at it. Also we have been doing it for centuries why stop here?

    February 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
  560. Anonymous

    no i thank they shod not becase is to hard for them

    February 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
  561. lily

    no i like to write in cursive . So do many other people, we should teach every one to write in cursive.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
  562. joanna

    i think some third graders should learn cursive becaues thay wiil not be able to write their names on cheks

    February 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
  563. malik

    i think cursive should not because you want your writing can look good

    February 3, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
  564. diana

    i tenk that cursive is not being off because kid need to lren

    February 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
  565. Samuel

    I think they shouldn't stop teaching cursive cause we need to sign things in cursive.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
  566. severin

    I think that since we haven`t even learned to do cursive we should not even lean learn how printing is enough.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
  567. Lauren

    They should keep teaching it because I've met a lot of kids who want to learn cursive including my sister.I think it would be harder to write without it because ii always write my name in cursive.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
  568. ana

    I think it is boring to learn cursive it isn's very inportant to learn cursive i didn't like it because it was a little hard

    February 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
  569. Ghasyiya

    No it should not be. I think we should have cursive writing because if we have cursive writing, we can write things neater and faster.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
  570. Erik

    I think cursive is a good Idea but it is just one more thing to learn. Also nobody at my school ever writes in cursive anymore, and also computers are taking over so you might just have to type all your reports on the computer instead of a pencil and paper, Plus cursive is like a whole new language to me.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
  571. bryce

    They should NOT stop teaching cursive in elementary school because kids should get to choose what style of handwriting they want to use.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
  572. Demetrius

    No cause it take hard work to write in cursive and it hurt my hand

    February 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
  573. Bryce

    i think yes because sometimes you can't read the handwritting but i also think no because people have known it for a long time and it would be hard to learn to writting the regular way

    February 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
  574. Drew

    I don't use cursive a lot but I don't now many people who do, and with computers you can type in cursive. Personally I can't read cursive well so I don't really like cursive.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
  575. sieaira

    no curise should not be off because when you grow up they will ask you if you now how to

    February 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
  576. david

    no be cus it is a wast of time

    February 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
  577. Teyanna

    yes b/c it takes to long to write and you cant pick up your pencil until you finish your word or your sentence and when the teacher is writing you are behind b/c it takes so long......i hope the people agree b/c thats what goes on at my school....have a great weekend everyone

    February 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
  578. Shoshana

    I myself don't use cursive as often as I use print, but i have found cursive to be extremely useful, for example: Being in sixth grade I use cursive when we're doing an assignment that requires good handwriting.
    Therefor i strongly think that cursive should be taught to children, it may help them in the future.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:57 pm |
  579. Ayla

    I think schools should keep on teaching cursive because there will be times later in their lives when they will need to use cursive and then they will be glad that it was taught to them in school.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:57 pm |
  580. severin

    I think that since we haven`t even learned how to do cursive we should just stick with printing.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
  581. Taylor

    I think they should learn cursive because it is a fun experince . If u do learn it u dont just know how to write one way you know how to write two ways and you can choose which way you wont to write .This is why i wont cursive to stay (:

    February 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
  582. jordan

    i think we should have cursive so it can make are hand writing better no because it looks 2 fancy and nobody wants 2 b fancy pants cause that writing is BORING so we should write normal and because it takes 2 much time and but it does not matter but there both still fun ๐Ÿ™‚ :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
  583. morgan

    yes because we need to know how right cursive when you grow up so we can do all of are high school work

    February 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
  584. suri

    no.i think they should not cut off cursive because i still need to learn more cursive.i'm also in 4th grade you might think it's stupid that i'm in 4th grade and i still don't know a little bit of cursive,but who cares i'm only 9 years old.I also practice a little but it doesn't work.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
  585. Shawn

    I can remember taking cursive because our teachers said it would be needed in high school. Honestly, I havenโ€™t used it much, and as a penalty I somewhat forgot how to make some letters. However, I think it is still needed because of signatures and the fact that you will read some cursive in once in a while.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
  586. Callysta

    I think Teachers in school should keep teaching Students cursive. Its good for Students to use cursive in school, and out. Cursive is helpful for some people, and others not.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
  587. LEILANI

    Personally i don't like cursive but in collage and in high school you're forced too and if you have very bad hand writing it doesn't look as bad in cursive and i think it's easy for just scribbling notes down. Why have cursive be written off if like everybody knows how too? we did it in second grade and we should do it now! (but i still don't really like it.)

    February 3, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
  588. Epiphany

    I think we should not learn cursive it is to hard to write
    and people cry when they do not get it right I for one do not like to cursive write its to hard to write we should not cursive wright

    February 3, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
  589. LAUREL

    No I do not think that cursive should be written off because a lot of people do it in order to hide their bad hand writing. And I already had to learn it.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
  590. Lizzie

    I feel that cursive shouldn't have to be used or taught in schools. Cursive is great for decoration, but its not a skill that should have to be taught in school. I write halfway in cursive (my Z's, S's, and L's are all in cursive), and a lot of my classmates get confused with my writing. I think more important things should be focused on that we'll actually USE later in life; such as math or spelling ๐Ÿ™‚

    February 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
  591. Jacob

    it should be a choice if someone does or doesn't want to use cursive.
    I use it all the time.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  592. Hector

    Cursive should be written off are hands get tired

    February 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  593. Luke

    We should still learn cursive for three main things. One, to have the ability to write signatures. Two, to have the ability to read it. Three, to have the ability to teach it later in life.

    February 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
  594. max

    First of all, cursive writing should be banned because it is a hassle to the students and teachers. Since you learn it about 3rd grade it could be a little difficult to learn. Some students write horrible, so the teachers can not read it ,why could thier cursive be any better. It probably will not.Lastly, not many little kids would consider like a totally new language, at least not when they are in elementary school.

    February 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
  595. damie

    no cursvie helps you write cursvie is better than writing praint curise rocks so much

    February 4, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
  596. jennifer

    I think we should have cursive because we need a signatuer in cursive.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
  597. sebastian

    l say it is a good becuse you have to writ bill in cursive.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
  598. jesus

    I think we should have cursive because we need to sighn signaturer and it should be used in a good way not a bad way and people need to stop puting cursive on the walls,floors,and doors. that is my opinon

    February 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
  599. Marlene

    I think peaple should learn cursive because they need to learn how to write cursive and read cursive and write a letter.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
  600. JONATHAN

    YES i think cursive should be written off because its nice it only depends if you write nice and if you go to a bank they would want you to write in cursive.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
  601. Lisa

    There are only three factors to consider in the great cursive debate:

    1) Can the student write legibly, whether in cursive or in print? Generally, printed handwriting is more legible than cursive.

    2) Can the student take notes efficiently?

    3) Can the student read cursive?

    I can type faster than I can write and certainly notes I take on a laptop are more useful to me than notes I take by hand.

    I think cursive is as outdated as hot metal typesetting.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  602. kayla

    i believe that we should have the young ones learn it. we may not use it all the time but when you have to sign a check or your credit card it is a good thing to sign your name in cursive.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  603. lucia

    My opinoin to cursive would be I think cursive should stay because , if you go to a bank and you don't know how to write in cursive they would tell you to write in cursive.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
  604. daniel

    thay shud let people write in crisive becuse how are you going to read it you shud let people write in crsive.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm |