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Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« on: February 05, 2016, 08:04:11 AM »




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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2016, 05:22:05 PM »
Heard it will have an adverse impact on college level courses where students are expected to do research on written texts. Can just hear it now as the student tells the professor "sorry, I can't read cursive."

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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2016, 06:23:43 PM »
Heard it will have an adverse impact on college level courses where students are expected to do research on written texts. Can just hear it now as the student tells the professor "sorry, I can't read cursive."


All that money down the drain. 

My son is a Architectural Engineering so he had to learn how to print clearly, starting out.    But now it's all done on Autocad software. 
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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2016, 06:29:36 PM »
They stopped teaching it for the same reason they stopped teaching phonics - too difficult for both the teacher and the student.

I have not so fond memories of nuns cracking my knuckles with a ruler when they taught me cursive.  :ohmy:

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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2016, 02:04:01 PM »

All that money down the drain. 

My son is a Architectural Engineering so he had to learn how to print clearly, starting out.    But now it's all done on Autocad software.

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Been using Visio from the first release, when It came on diskette and took 2 hrs to load.... still my favorite drawing program.

But... I always enjoyed a clean print, with sharp lines.  Got to recognize a few draftsmen just by the way they marked up the "C" in a centerline, or made arrows open triangles, closed, some had the back line angled inward, some curved.   "That's a Frank print, or a Leon, or Georgie did that one..."  Some were annoying, "How long has this knucklehead been making his "C"s look like "G"s and half-hearts...?"

Beautiful, hand-drawn & graceful workmanship.... and they scaled the whole thing without a computer or graft paper - real artists!
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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2016, 03:24:09 PM »
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Been using Visio from the first release, when It came on diskette and took 2 hrs to load.... still my favorite drawing program.

But... I always enjoyed a clean print, with sharp lines.  Got to recognize a few draftsmen just by the way they marked up the "C" in a centerline, or made arrows open triangles, closed, some had the back line angled inward, some curved.   "That's a Frank print, or a Leon, or Georgie did that one..."  Some were annoying, "How long has this knucklehead been making his "C"s look like "G"s and half-hearts...?"

Beautiful, hand-drawn & graceful workmanship.... and they scaled the whole thing without a computer or graft paper - real artists!

Yep your right it like Morse Code keying.  I have the first release of Visio also.   :lol:   I have it on an old stand alone computer.  I enjoy it even today. 
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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2016, 07:20:19 AM »
Are you kidding me, they no longer teach kids how to write using cursive?

Never thought I'd see the day when something as basic as that, would no longer be taught in schools.
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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2016, 07:28:43 AM »
Are you kidding me, they no longer teach kids how to write using cursive?

Never thought I'd see the day when something as basic as that, would no longer be taught in schools.

No more cursive writing, but they can add 1+1 in ten steps. :sleep:
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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2016, 08:22:25 AM »
No more cursive writing, but they can add 1+1 in ten steps. :sleep:
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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2016, 08:01:51 AM »
Are you kidding me, they no longer teach kids how to write using cursive?

Never thought I'd see the day when something as basic as that, would no longer be taught in schools.

Hunt-n-peck typing, advanced thumb-keyboarding on Iphones, paper and pencils are for writing traffic tickets... for texting while driving.
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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2016, 08:18:07 AM »
Hunt-n-peck typing, advanced thumb-keyboarding on Iphones, paper and pencils are for writing traffic tickets... for texting while driving.

There will be a day when the officer will just punch in a traffic ticket into a small unit.  You just sign on the unit and it prints out the ticket. 
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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2016, 08:53:00 AM »
They stopped teaching it for the same reason they stopped teaching phonics - too difficult for both the teacher and the student.

I have not so fond memories of nuns cracking my knuckles with a ruler when they taught me cursive.  :ohmy:

I may have ya beat...  Since I busted my left-arm some time earlier, I had to learn to write with my right hand and couldn't hold a pencil the 'correct' way.  I had to stand at the blackboard and write:  I HAVE BEEN HOLDING MY PENCIL THE WRONG WAY 100-times while the class was doing whatever in-session.  Then I had to bring-in sheets of paper the next day, with I WILL HOLD MY PENCIL THE CORRECT WAY 100-times while holding the pencil the 'correct' way.  She called my parents to make sure I was doing it right. 

Unbelievable.  And none of it worked.  I still hold it the 'wrong' way.   :thumbsup:   So screw you, Mrs. Merekel.

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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2016, 06:11:37 PM »
No more cursive writing, but they can add 1+1 in ten steps. :sleep:

I've seen that.  I couldn't make heads or tails of it.  If they want to teach why 1 + 1 = 2 since they say this 10 step process teaches them that I have an easier way.  Make a batch of cookies, take one cookie and another cookie, put them together and you have 2.   All numbers are really are symbolic representations of quantity or amount.  If one wants to teach fractions, then split the cookies or use jelly beans.

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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2016, 09:36:30 AM »
They stopped teaching it for the same reason they stopped teaching phonics - too difficult for both the teacher and the student.

I have not so fond memories of nuns cracking my knuckles with a ruler when they taught me cursive.  :ohmy:
Guess I was lucky, no rulers rapping the knuckles, for me it was writing the same damn sentence over and over a thousand times until I did it right in cursive! LOL
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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2016, 10:11:38 AM »
I've seen that.  I couldn't make heads or tails of it.  If they want to teach why 1 + 1 = 2 since they say this 10 step process teaches them that I have an easier way.  Make a batch of cookies, take one cookie and another cookie, put them together and you have 2.   All numbers are really are symbolic representations of quantity or amount.  If one wants to teach fractions, then split the cookies or use jelly beans.

That would work.  My kids grasped the concept of money really early.  They learned addition, subtraction and fractions and didn't even know they knew it.   :biggrin:
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