Cursive Writing in Georgia Schools May Be Tossed Out

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

Cursive writing isn't listed anywhere in the new curriculum standards Georgia teachers may start using next school year although those standards could be changed.

School officials say teachers don't spend as much time on cursive writing as they once did, and the craft is actually disappearing altogether in some classrooms.

The reason? School officials say many students prefer computers or text messages to handwriting.

"It's just a skill that in the work place and in life that we feel right now our students need," said Superintendent Dr. Jean Quigg.

Dr. Quigg said even if Georgia decides to remove cursive writing, there are ways the school system can still implement it.

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