Cursive writing

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Brownslave688, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    not being taught in many schools anymore. Does anyone really give a :censored2:?
     
  2. They DONT teach them any other life skills.
     
  3. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    But how is cursive writing a life skill?

    I talked to an old man yesterday that was not too happy his grandkids knew all this stuff about computers but didn't know how to write in cursive.
     
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    My granddaughter was so proud of her driver's license....she showed me and where the signature is suppose to be,she printed in her name.
    Will they sign an "x" on their paychecks or purchase contract for a house or car?
     
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Other than my signature....I never use cursive writing anymore. But I still remember how. No reason why they can't teach it in school.
     
  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Fifty years from now, who will be able to read all the historical documents written in cursive?
     
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  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Kids today are so dependent on electronics...everything is typed on a comp with spell check so I dont have to know how to spell very good....because auto correct will spell it for me. I don't have to remember anything because my phone will remember it for me or I can just look it up on google.
     
  8. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    There will be an app for that.;)
     
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  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    You mean all
    Those documents that have been digitized and in print for years.

    If it really came down to it there would be a select few experts just like Latin or any other forgotten language.
     
  10. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    Yes, it will instantly speak the document so you don't have to read it.
     
  11. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Like it or not knowing how to use a computer is as important as knowing how to read for a child's future now.
     
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Sure they CAN but can't that valuable classroom time be use for something far more important.
     
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Read a historical document? If you were to poll a random sample of 100 high school students....how many would even know when the US constitution was ratified? Let alone what that document contains...lol. I'd bet my next paycheck at least 15% would answer July 4, 1776.
     
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I am as computer literate as any high school student....and no teacher in school taught me how to do anything on a computer except how to type.


    ...the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
     
  15. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    How about a math class that doesn't include calculators?
     
  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    How will kids be able to curse if they don't learn cursive writing?
     
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  17. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I'd bet the percentage of high school students that know is higher than the percentage of adults.
     
  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Calculators may be a better option than common core.
     
  19. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    They have rap music for that. Lol.
     
  20. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    They are teaching kids how to write code now as early as in elementary school. These kids are the same ones who will be making more money in a year than many of us will see in a lifetime. Just saying...........