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#3277903 - 06/28/13 03:44 PM "I don't read cursive" is the new normal
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CBS get's out front to defend the ridiculous and let the lowest common denominator set the standard.

Is cursive writing dead?

A single sentence, uttered in the trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin, has catapulted an issue into the national spotlight.

When asked if she could read a letter in court, witness Rachel Jeantel, her head bowed, murmured with embarrassment, "I don't read cursive," according to court testimony.

Is it any surprise that cursive -- the looped, curvaceous style of handwriting that's been a mainstay of education for generations -- is all but dead? [15 Weird Things We Do Everyday, and Why]

"Cursive should be allowed to die. In fact, it's already dying, despite having been taught for decades," Morgan Polikoff, assistant professor of education at the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education, told The New York Times.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57591586/is-cursive-writing-dead/
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#3277920 - 06/28/13 03:57 PM Re: "I don't read cursive" is the new normal [Re: Crappie Luck]
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