Cursive not emphasized
Posted: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 12:00 pm
By: The Associated Press
The Messenger 02.02.11
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Schools aren’t emphasizing cursive writing like they used to.
Kentucky educators say with the prevalence of computers and the need to spend more time on subjects such as math and reading, cursive writing has taken a back seat in both public and private schools.
Educators told The Cour-ier-Journal cursive is taught primarily as part of other subjects and students usually don’t get a separate grade for it.
Terry Price, director of elementary education for Bullitt County Public Schools, said cursive writing isn’t part of Kentucky’s core content while many other things are.
Charleen McAuliffe, deputy superintendent of Oldham County Schools, says it is considered “best practices” to work cursive instruction into other subjects.