Board of Ed Writes Cursive Into Kansas Curriculum

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Cursive writing should be part of Kansas classrooms.

Kansas State Board of Education members voted Wednesday morning to recommend cursive be part of all school curriculums. They suggest it can be incorporated in other study areas to minimize its impact on instructional time. For example, handwriting certain assignments instead of typing them.

Tom Foster, director of Career Standards and Assessment Services for the state, studied the issue for the state. He says technology doesn't make cursive obsolete.

Foster also said cursive is a cultural element and there is an expectation that students be able to read and write it.

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