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February 1, 2013
In this Wall Street Journal article, Jill Camnitz, a school board member in Greenville, N.C., says, "We're trying to be realistic about skills that kids are going to need. You can't do everything. Something's got to go." Whether or not cursive handwriting is one of the skills students “are going to need” continues to be a topic of debate.
Trinh Tran, a Vietnam native and one of the winners in the 2012 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest, is among those who believe this is a necessary skill. Practicing cursive handwriting, she says, has helped boost her grammar skills and her confidence.