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Cursive writing is looping back
into style in schools across the US
after a generation of students who
know only keyboarding,texting and
printing out their words longhand.
Alabama and Louisiana passed laws
in 2016 mandating cursive proficiency
in public schools, the latest of 14 states
that require cursive. And last fall, the 1.1
million-student New York City schools,
the nation's largest public school sys-
tem, encouraged the teaching of cursive
to students, generally in the third grade.
"It's definitely not necessary but I
think it's, like, cool to have it," said Emi-
ly Ma, a 17-year-old senior at New York
City's academically rigorous Stuyve-
sant High School who was never taught
cursive in school and had to learn it on
Penmanship proponents say writing
words in an unbroken line of swoosh-
ing l's and three-humped m's is just
a faster, easier way of taking notes.
Others say students should be able to
A third-grader practices his cursive
handwriting in Queens, New York.
Flip the script: Cursive sees revival in school instruction
understand documents written in
cursive, such as, say, a letter from
Grandma. And still more say it's
just a good life skill to have, es-
pecially when it comes to signing
That was where New York state
Assemblywoman Nicole Mallio-
takis drew the line on the cursive
generation gap, when she encoun-
tered an 18-year-old at a voter reg-
istration event who printed out his
name in block letters.
"I said to him, 'No, you have to
sign here,'" Malliotakis said. "And
he said, 'That is my signature. I
never learned script.'"
Malliotakis, a Republican from
Staten Island, took her concerns to
city education officials and found
a receptive audience.
Schools Chancellor Carmen
Farina distributed a handbook on
teaching cursive writing in Sep-
tember and is encouraging prin-
cipals to use it. It cites research
suggesting that fluent cursive
helps students master writing
tasks such as spelling and sen-
tence construction because they
don't have to think as much about
Malliotakis also noted that stu-
dents who can't read cursive will
never be able to read historical
documents. "If an American stu-
dent cannot read the Declaration
of Independence, that is sad."
It's hard to pinpoint exactly
when cursive writing began to fall
out of favour. But cursive instruc-
tion was in decline long before
2010, when most states adopted
the Common Core curriculum
standards, which say nothing
Some script skeptics question
the advantage of cursive writing
over printing and wonder whether
teaching it takes away from other
Anne Trubek, author of The
History and Uncertain Future of
Handwriting, said schools should
not require cursive mastery any
more than they should require
all children to play a musical in-
"I think students would all ben-
efit from learning the piano," she
said, "but I don't think schools
should require all students take
At Public School 166 in Queens,
principal Jessica Geller said there
was never a formal decision over
the years to banish the teaching
of cursive. "We just got busy with
the addition of technology, and we
started focusing on computers,"
Third-graders at the school
beamed as they prepared for a
cursive lesson this past week. The
eight-year-olds got their markers
out, straightened their posture and
flexed their wrists. Then it was
"swoosh, curl, swoosh, curl," as
teacher Christine Weltner guided
the students in writing linked-to-
gether c's and a's.
Norzim Lama said he prefers
cursive writing to printing "'cause
it looks fancy." Camille Santos said
cursive is "actually like doodling
a little bit."
Added Araceli Lazaro: "It's a re-
ally fascinating way to write, and I
really think that everybody should
learn about writing in script." (AP)
was already mostly old bamboo forest.
The bamboo leaf litter was so thick
that as children, we could leap off of
small hills and slide all the way down
without a sled. The precursor of the
cathedral we now see was recognis-
able then. Bamboo tended to invade
any area that was cleared and left
unattended. Repeated fires caused
the bamboo area to rejuvenate and
spread further every year, but after
severe fires in 1984 or 1985, bamboo
completely dominated the lower
valley and began to make significant
inroads up hill.
Return to the Valley
Feelings on returning to Macqueripe
are very mixed. I'm grateful that so
much of it is still recognisable, and
am happy to see that people gen-
erally try to treat the area carefully.
I'm saddened by the loss of wildlife
in the bay, and I still get caught off
guard by how many visitors seem to
frequent Macqueripe now. I try to take
changes (like the beach walkway) in
stride because there have always been
major projects there, and Macqueripe
has a surprisingly complex history. I
remember when the old hotel ruins
were removed with dynamite in the
80s, I felt like change was going to
come very fast. But in the big scheme
of things, that change seems balanced
enough to allow the character of the
place to remain while allowing people
to appreciate it in a sustainable way.
Mixed feelings on
returning to Macqueripe
From page A27
Nigel Noriega today having fun with his children. Photo courtesy Darby Brooks
I'm grateful that so much
of it is still recognisable,
and am happy to see that
people generally try to
treat the area carefully. I'm
saddened by the loss of
wildlife in the bay, and I still
get caught off guard by
how many visitors seem to
frequent Macqueripe now."
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