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Six states are in favor of abolishing handwriting in schools


Source: Sharesplosion

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Six states - Kansas, North Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee, California and Georgia - have spoken out in favor of eliminating calligraphic writing in schools. Writes about it Sharesplosion.

Several years ago, a serious scandal broke out during the trial of Trevon Martin. Martin's friend, Rachel Gintel, acted as a witness. She had to witness the last conversation with the young man.

At some point, she was asked to read the letter, but she objected that she could not read what was written by hand.

This seemingly unimportant detail actually became the beginning of the wave that had risen in the media. The headlines were full of questions: do children need to be trained in calligraphy copyings in the modern world?

Passionate disputes do not subside to this day. And indeed, in the modern digital world, where almost everything written on computers, tablets and other devices with a keyboard, where texts are typed on a printer and not written by hand, and even letters have moved to the digital plane - do children need to be taught handwriting?

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No, of course, learning to write in general is necessary. But is it really necessary to have notebooks that teach small pens to write neat letters? Is it necessary to develop a beautiful handwriting in a child?

However, during the past year a program was adopted Common core, which clearly prescribed that a student of secondary and elementary schools should study. There is not a word about the record.

Schools in Ohio decided to circumvent the requirements Common coreby making italic writing part of an art program.

In Washington, there is a routine struggle between Senator Pam Roach and Washington Superintendent Randy Dorn.

Senator Roach believes that children should be taught calligraphy so that they can read letters from their grandparents, as well as historical documents.

Meanwhile, Dorn argues that computer literacy is much more important.

This battle has been raging for several years now, when opponents on both sides have expressed equally passionate opinions about the inclusion of cursive letters in the framework of the curriculum.

Given this controversy on this issue, it is not possible to solve this problem in the next few years.

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