RIP Cursive Writing

Frost

Active Member
I recently became aware they are no longer teaching Cursive Writing in school.
This is really sad.
I few years young people will refer to cursive as that weird writing that old people do.

In a few generations the average American will not be able to read the constitution as it was written.
I ask this question;
Who will control the translation?
 

Enjay

New Member
The Government has considered the general public incapable of grasping the concepts of running a government for most of the last century. Seems as though someone is trying to ensure they really are.
 

Midnight Raver

Active Member
My niece had it at the private school she was in before and even somewhat in public school this past year.

I suppose we should be grateful that they are at least printing in english...

for now, that is. :roll:
 

jmt2566

New Member
Hey Frost,

That must be real recent because Josh has had to still use it in his school work and he attends government school here in the Charleston County School District. Maybe all is not completely lost just yet! But we better remain vigilant... ha ha!

Jeff
 

Enjay

New Member
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe what happened is that Cursive was dropped from the requirements of the federal program that the schools get their funding and lunch programs through. So it's now optional. My daughter had cursive last year in 3rd grade at Flowertown, my son is starting 3rd next month so we'll see if they still teach it.
 
They no longer use the abacus to figure out your math by candlelight and then write your answer on hemp parchment using a quill that you dip in ink, either. This is the downfall of civilization. Why, back in my day...
 

Midnight Raver

Active Member
Avtomat-Acolyte said:
They no longer use the abacus to figure out your math by candlelight and then write your answer on hemp parchment using a quill that you dip in ink, either. This is the downfall of civilization. Why, back in my day...
:roll:

As us old people would say: "Don't stir up the hornets nest"
 
Cursive writing is anachronistic and useless in a society that ranks below third-world nations in math and science. Maybe if we weren't raising our children to be dumbasses we could have the luxury of making their handwriting pretty.
 
Midnight Raver said:
And how many children do you have? :|

Two. I've seen enough of their schoolmates to know that most parents in America dump their children at school and appear to let the school raise and educate their children. The job of a school is not to educate children. It is to refine what the parents have taught or to fill in the gaps and to string together different thoughts and fields. Kind of like when Steven Hawking takes a series of theories or ideas and then puts them together so that they correlate and function as a larger entity rather than independants.

Do you contest that American children do not rate in the top 10 performances in math and science? Of all the problems with American education this is the line in the sand?

Maybe we oughta talk about prayer in school since we're on the topic of discussing nonsense that doesn't affect our children's educational standard.

There are things to fix but this ain't one.
 

Midnight Raver

Active Member
Schools ARE supposed to be educating children, moreso in this day and age. It is not like it used to be where a mother was home for the children all of the time. We are all forced into the job market just to make ends meet for the most part. My generation was the last that did not have to require additional learning- at first. Now we are being forced out and/or away from jobs we can do because we do not have the proper credentials for them. Now obtaining degrees from colleges and institutions of higher learning is a mandatory course of action. Can't afford to? that's were you fall behind in life now. Don't blame all of the parents and schools- blame technology and necessity. Nowadays people are even replaceable by machines in more cases than we can imagine...

as for religion and schools, that has more to do with the political correctness we are inundated with in the 21st century USSA.
 
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