Cursive Writing….not needed at Riverside

cursive writing

I must admit that I was aghast, yes filled with horror and shock I tell you, when I learned from a very reliable source that the Riverside school district [Lake County, Ohio] does not teach cursive writing to the school children.

We are calling out the Riverside school board and the administration for this irresponsible action, and we will contact them to determine who made this bone-headed decision.

So it is acceptable to the school board that the children will no longer be able to read any document written in cursive, and “signing” their name with an “X” is acceptable to the Riverside school board and the administration.




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  7. What exact purpose does cursive serve in the modern era? Seriously, teaching something just because it has always been taught is stupid. Although, to be clear, my objection is to mandatory cursive, not cursive per say. Not everything should be required. There are many things I think people should be allowed to do, but I would oppose requiring people to do. That list includes many things I personally choose to do, and many I personally choose not to do. The reason for this is because I believe in freedom. If you want to mandate something you better have a compelling reason to do so, and also demonstrate how the mandate is essential in some way. there are things that are and should be desire dependent, those who want them should have them, but no other people should. to disagree with that is to accept the principle underlying totalitarianism. Never forget that when you put something in the elementary school curriculum you are in fact using government to mandate that everyone do it, regardless of if it benefits them, or if they even can, or if it actively harms them. My opinions on quite a few questions change solely because of that fact, and yours should as well. There are many specialist skills in this world, things people who work in specific fields need to know, but which it is a colossal waste of everyone’s time for most people. All the facts of the modern era place cursive in that category, no benefit of it has ever been proven. All claimed advantages are pure Ipse dixit statements. From personal experience I know that many of them are flat out the opposite of the truth. Name a specific essential function of cursive that requires everyone to know it, as opposed to a few specialists. can provide more explanation and details on things I mentioned here if asked. I say death to mandatory cursive, but long live cursive as an elective.

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  17. To Anonymous’s comment:

    If you cannot write cursive, you usually are not able to read it.

    There is more to reading than just the analysis of letters making a word.

    The process of the brain analyzing what is sees through the eyes is all part of the synergistic hard-wire of the brain, transferable to the other senses, skills and experiences for a more optimum functioning brain.

    So, yes, dumbing-down, because you have been robbed of the ability, the choice, the freedom to enlarge your awareness, to read a note, a love letter, someone else’s scrawl, the historical letters of your country (being stollen right out from under you).

    When a country is taken over, one of the first things is to stop true communication/exchange between people, their papers & media (which has almost happened in the USA), open private letters, etc.

    Your every move is monitored with technology, when you turn on your cell, your computer, your cable TV.

  18. We completely agree. We think it is the purposeful dumbing down of the children.

  19. We are going to find out who is in charge of curriculum. We will let everyone know.

  20. Specifically who were the bone head idiots who are responsible for this stupidity?

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