The case for cursive

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The case for cursive
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Thu, 04-28-2011 - 11:55am

I know we've had this discussion here before. There is an article in today's NY Times about cursive and one of the main points for teaching kids cursive is the claim that a simple print signature leaves people open to forgery of their signatures. My dds 18 and 21 can both read and write in cursive, although they never do, except t to sign their names. My ds who will be 16

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Thu, 04-28-2011 - 4:17pm

I will say that often my signatures are so different from one another that at times clerks are unaware they are all my signature.

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Thu, 04-28-2011 - 7:36pm

Cursive has become almost obsolete. The only reason to learn it at all is to sign your name or for rough draft note taking. That's it.

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Registered: 12-04-2000
Thu, 04-28-2011 - 9:56pm

From what I'm seeing no one is teaching manuscript either.

Sherry
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Registered: 06-04-2003
Sat, 04-30-2011 - 5:32pm
Well yes, print and manuscript matter. Its the most commonly used method. If you dont teach that, you're a screw up teacher. You have to teach that properly and yes neatness matters. OMG.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 05-02-2011 - 1:30pm

My 2 oldest

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Registered: 12-04-2000
Mon, 05-02-2011 - 7:17pm

Me too! I'm helping my granddaughter with homework right now.

Sherry