Indiana Is No Longer Requiring Its Public Schools to Teach Cursive Writing
According to the Indiana Department of Education, cursive is becoming obsolete.
In a memo sent to school leaders in the state, it was recommended that schools stop teaching cursive, and instead use that time to make its students more proficient in keyboard use.
If individual schools want to continue to teach cursive, they still can, although it’s no longer required.
While it’s tempting to make a quip about the confusions that’s going to grip Indiana in about 20 years when everybody is signing their name with a “X,” does anyone really think we’ll still be doing handwritten signatures in 20 years?