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Schools stop teaching cursive in favor of typing

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Indiana schools will no longer require that students learn cursive as of this coming fall, and the state's public schools are instead turning their attention to teaching kids keyboard proficiency, i.e. the kind of written communication young people actually use. Teachers and schools that choose to include it in the curriculum still can by choice, however, so expect a few throwback teachers to break out the ruled paper anyway.

Even though I haven't written in cursive in probably over a decade at this point, this still feels sad to me, like the end of an era. If nothing else, how will future generations know how to make their correspondence look fancier when they have someone to impress?