Yes it should be taught, even though most people only use it for their signature. I know that most of the time I writ in print, but when it’s for a special occasion, like a greeting card or a letter to a friend, I’ll write in cursive. It shows that you took that much more time to think about what you wanted to write.
My computer teacher actually made us learn how to write in cursive because it was important. Same with spelling and grammar. They are all important. What if one day the internet went down and god forbid you had to write to someone? @Caty No this is not one of the things they could spend the time on better. It literally takes minutes and how about we get rid of all the self-esteem building garbage that is making narcissistic pricks out of the kids? I would rather see children able to write then think they are gods gift to the world because they got a gold star for being able to print their name.
Teaching cursive writing is about more than just teaching kids how to write, it is also about teaching them the proper way to hold a pencil or pen. I teach middle school and many of my students hold their pen like they are about to stab someone (full-fist grip) or squeezed between their knuckles. Not only does this look REALLY unattractive, it must also make their hands very sore.
We write to communicate; if you can’t read what someone else said you might as well be mute!
I print everything, even my signature, unintentionally. Its always been my natural handwriting. Cursive for me was always very hard to do & very illedegable(sp?). I dont really see a point to cursive. Time would be better spent teaching kids manners they dont learn at home.