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.
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!
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.
Hunt-n-peck typing, advanced thumb-keyboarding on Iphones, paper and pencils are for writing traffic tickets... for texting while driving.
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.
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.