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Why Johnny canít sign his name: Cursive writing goes the way of the quill

 
Lilbabez33
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Why Johnny canít sign his name: Cursive writing goes the way of the quill
When Durham farmer John Molenaar took his Grade 8 son to apply for a passport, he ran into an unexpected snag.

His son couldn't sign the form.

"He started printing his name and I said, 'No, Lukas ó sign your name; you know; write your signature."

The 14-year-old confessed he has never been taught to write in "cursive." Printing was all he knew.

He's one of the casualties of the global trend away from cursive writing in today's digitally focused curriculum.

"When I picked myself up off the floor, I told him to print the letters close together so at least they look like writing," huffed the Sunderland dairy farmer. "But I was absolutely shocked they don't teach cursive writing any more. He's going into high school and he can't write his name."

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06/27/2013 05:43 PM

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Re: Why Johnny canít sign his name: Cursive writing goes the way of the quill
Would be more outraged if I actually remembered Cursive.
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06/27/2013 05:45 PM
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Re: Why Johnny canít sign his name: Cursive writing goes the way of the quill
They don't consider it necessary anymore. NC has passed some kind of law to make it mandatory to teach all students cursive writing.They need to make it mandatory that all students learn how to read and write.

Schools are failing the kids big time.
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06/27/2013 05:48 PM

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06/27/2013 06:17 PM

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Re: Why Johnny canít sign his name: Cursive writing goes the way of the quill
I'm surprised this thread dropped to page 2 so quickly. The reason I posted this story is due to the outrage on the Zimmerman threads regarding a note that a witness alledgedly wrote and cannot read because she doesn't know cursive.

Only reason I knew about the death of cursive writing is that my daughter mentioned it to me months ago. I thought it was strange then and I still do. Seems to me, given enough time, there will be a secret language that most can't decipher called cursive.
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"May future generations look back on our work and say that these were men and women who, in a moment of great crisis, stood up to their politicians, the opinion-makers, and the establishment, and saved their country." - Dr. Ron Paul
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Give a man a bank and he can rob the world
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"And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand it's meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment." -JFK
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Re: Why Johnny canít sign his name: Cursive writing goes the way of the quill
Good, maybe we can make this cursive writing a secret language that only a very few know.
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06/27/2013 06:58 PM

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Re: Why Johnny canít sign his name: Cursive writing goes the way of the quill
I'm surprised this thread dropped to page 2 so quickly. The reason I posted this story is due to the outrage on the Zimmerman threads regarding a note that a witness alledgedly wrote and cannot read because she doesn't know cursive.

Only reason I knew about the death of cursive writing is that my daughter mentioned it to me months ago. I thought it was strange then and I still do. Seems to me, given enough time, there will be a secret language that most can't decipher called cursive.
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I've thought the same thing.

I've been trying to figure out what purpose I could serve after the shtf. Now I know. I'm gonna be a scribe :).
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