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