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Is it harmful to give up teaching cursive writing in school?   The Real You: Personality Poll

Started Oct-9 by Showtalk; 2496 views.
Showtalk

Poll Question From Showtalk

Oct-9

Is it harmful to give up teaching cursive writing in school?
  • Yes, children need to learn to both read and write cursive21  votes
    80%
  • No, it is archaic and outdated0  votes
    0%
  • Yes, and no. It's a good skill to have but not needed anymore3  votes
    11%
  • I don't know1  vote
    3%
  • Other1  vote
    3%
Yes, children need to learn to both read and write cursive 
No, it is archaic and outdated 
Yes, and no. It's a good skill to have but not needed anymore 
I don't know 
Other 
In reply toRe: msg 1
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Oct-9

In reply toRe: msg 2
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Oct-9

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Oct-9

Try doing genealogy using one of the big 3 organizations that joined forces to translate all the old records online to "help" researchers.
My Dora became Sara. A Polish name starting with a traditional "Przy" became "Try". All are messed up because no one being paid knows how to interpret the old, ornate handwriting, most of it in the pre 20th century. Some of the translated names can be quite hillarious but that is not part of genealogy and prevents researchers from wanting to copy and post the garbage created. The original online records were translated by caring volunteers who were genealogists but their work was replaced.
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Oct-9

It’s going to get worse as people who can read cursive age out of jobs and new ones working on old materials can’t read them.  It’s sad. If they don’t want to teach children to write at least teach them to read it.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Oct-9

It irks me, a lot. Sort of like losing an ancient language.
kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Oct-9

It irks me, a lot. Sort of like losing an ancient language.
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Oct-9

Yes, except it’s English. We are losing part of our linguistic culture.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Oct-9

Yes. In the meantime people with other languages are still speaking the languagesof their ancestors in their family homes.
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Oct-9

Yes, many are.

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