JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Cursive handwriting could be making a comeback in New Jersey.

Assemblywoman Angela McKnight has introduced a bill that would require elementary school students to learn how to read and write in cursive.

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The practice was dropped from Common Core standards in 2010. McKnight says that was a mistake.

“It’s so important because there are so many important documents that they have to sign, such as a passport, their driver’s license,” she said. “There are some private schools who are teaching cursive writing, so we have private students that have a leg up on public students.”

The newly introduced New Jersey bill requiring a curriculum on cursive now heads to an assembly committee for review.


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