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Is Handwriting a Fundamental Right?

The cursive bill just passed its third reading in the Senate and it’s on its way to passage.

Is Zaner-Bloser, the firm linked to the bill, is now feeling a little less worried about the possibility of  “a world without handwriting?”

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After watching this video, I was left to wonder if my son would never be able to communicate with Santa. With this bill, does he have a better shot at getting what he wants for Christmas?

6 Comments

  1. Megan Squire

    April 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I think it’s pretty clear that Christmas came a little early for Zaner-Bloser this year, and apparently they have their good handwriting to thank. :(

  2. Shel Anderson

    April 25, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    I’d like to mention an experience I had with a client. I worked with a Latino victim at a domestic violence shelter. One day I left a note for her – in cursive. She later told me that she couldn’t read it. She had only finished 3rd grade in her Mexican school, and they didn’t teach cursive in those levels. It surprised me and gave me a different perspective on cursive.

  3. Frances Jenkins

    April 25, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Linn
    Find a worthy cause. You are beating a dead horse to death.

  4. Jack

    April 26, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    How does one beat a dead horse to “death”?

  5. Frances Jenkins

    April 28, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    You certainly were not reared in the south, Jack.

  6. Kate Gladstone

    April 29, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Worthy cause or not, there’s a lot of rather unusual energy focused in its behalf —

    http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/25/2850278/senate-approves-cursive-instruction.html

    http://www.bluenc.com/about-cursive-bill#comment-154356

    Also:

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