Ask about 40 high school students to write three sentences, and without exception the assignments come back in printing — neat or scrawled, but not in script.
"I've forgotten how to write cursive," said Alexis Miller, a sophomore at Los Altos High School.
"Cursive has a lot of unnecessary loops," said her classmate David Kay. "It seems to be really inefficient."
Still taught in third grade and practiced in fourth, cursive then vanishes from state standards, a victim of the push to prepare students for state tests and make them computer literate.
Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts
Monday, February 15, 2010
California schools are dropping cursive: