I’m told that children in Illinois are required only to be able to write their own name. I assume that this is because even such things as note-taking in class will be done by keyboard, probably on a smart phone. I can’t imagine keying one of those tiny keyboards fast enough to keep up. However, there have been so many changes in the last hundred years that it is not altogether surprising that the practical necessity for handwriting is no longer required if things can be done another way. Will everyone else fall in line with Illinois and will education be damaged by the inability to write?
It will be sad if cursive handwriting disappears from the everyday world and it remains only as a hobby. I think it’s wonderful that we can form letters at high speed and remain legible. How will this pan out? Watch this space!
Thanks to Hans Gilliams.