Kansas Board of Education to make recommendations about cursive

TOPEKA, Kan. - Is the state of Kansas writing off cursive? Kansas' board of education said it will ask school administrators to come back next month with recommendations.

The board took up the issue last week after a group of parents asked board members if districts teach cursive anymore.
Board members all indicated in their Tuesday meeting that cursive should stay.
Most Kansas school districts still teach cursive, even though the state has not required them to do so for years.
A growing number of districts, like Kansas City, Kan., are forgoing cursive to teach students, born in a technological world, keyboarding.

KCK schools said they had to cut out cursive to keep up with increasing demands in math and reading.

Opponents said not teaching cursive means young people will no longer be able to read important documents like the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.


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