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Should cursive writing follow the typewriter out of Michigan classrooms?

Michigan Radio – NPR – Josh Hakala

“You may have seen the internet meme floating around social media. It says, “Someday us old folks will use cursive writing as a secret code.” While intended as a joke, how close to the truth might it be in the coming decades? The art of cursive writing is being taught at fewer and fewer schools these days…“we know that typing and technology is the wave of the future and it’s not going anywhere,” said Valerie Zaryczny, an occupational therapist…Zaryczny cites research that shows that learning cursive can help a child’s brain development in the same way that it can when they learn a foreign language. She believes that a child who learns cursive will have an edge in the classroom.”(more)