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New Jersey Considers Reducing Emphasis On Cursive Handwriting

Handwriting Exercise (file / credit: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images)

Handwriting Exercise (file / credit: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images)

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TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) - New Jersey is among 45 states considering putting more emphasis on typing rather than cursive writing.

WCBS 880’s Monica Miller On The Story

The debate comes as the 2014 national curriculum guidelines are adopted for English and math.

The Times of Trenton reports some parents say learning cursive is a waste of time in our digital society while other say it hones motor skills, reinforces literacy, and develop students’ own unique stamps of identity.

A teacher at Trenton’s Village Charter School says understanding the content is more important than the actual handwriting.

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