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College Students Can’t Read Cursive

December 2, 2016

So says Stephanie Reese Masson in “The Death of Cursive Writing,” courtesy of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

It took a while for this problem to sneak up on us at the college level. A CNN report in 2011 noted that, “states don’t require children to learn cursive writing anymore. Some 46 states have adopted the Common Core Standards, a set of educational guidelines that do not require cursive writing as part of a school’s curriculum.” Those students who weren’t learning cursive in K-12 schools are now showing up on college campuses.

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