Texas and Ohio will reintroduce cursive writing to the state curriculum for elementary students beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.
Second graders will learn how to write cursive letters, and third graders will be expected to “write complete words, thoughts, and answers legibly in cursive writing leaving appropriate spaces between words,” according to the updated Texas Education Code. By the time they reach the fourth grade, students will be required to write legibly and complete assignments in cursive.
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Also, the Ohio Governor signed into law House Bill 58, which says curriculum will be developed to teach children in kindergarten through fifth grade how to write in cursive. It would also require students be able to print letters legibly by the end of third grade and write in cursive by the end of the fifth grade.
Some Michigan schools still teach cursive, but most have taken it out of the curriculum. What are your thoughts?