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  • Darcy

    How it would really be used in class.

  • davidroper

    [@BruceM] I watched my grandson write his name on a paper for school yesterday and I almost cried in front of him. 8th grade. He printed his name and then carefully “connected” the letters to look like he did it in cursive writing.

    I think I shall close now and complete my cry over this, now.

  • BruceM

    In Washington, DC, the public school teachers no longer teach cursive writing in elementary school (or any other grade, for that matter). They are too busy teaching required subjects each day to meet the objectives defined by the school system, in order to prepare their students for the mandatory government tests each year. These students do not learn anything beyond printing, as a mechanical writing skill, and are completely lost as they get older / graduate, and have to deal with other people’s cursive handwriting. So much for the America’s capital city…. or, as our students go, so goes the country….

  • davidroper

    [@etim] Me, too. It’s tragic that they cannot think and do math with change. I always throw them a nickel extra to watch them squirm.

  • etim

    [@Seamus McSeamus] When I’m feeling really mean, I’ll add a few odd coins after the cash register has finished totaling out.

  • Seamus McSeamus

    [@David Roper]
    Want to see something both funny and sad? Pull into a fast food place and watch the window jockey try to make change — and that’s with the cash register telling them the correct amount of change due back to the customer!

  • etim

    And the kid will have plenty of time to do all that ’cause he can’t step foot outside the classroom w/out the bullies beating the crap out of the kid in the dorky glasses.

  • David Roper

    Funny, I used to talk to them to communicate.

    Kids cannot even write a paragraph these days in cursive writing.

    Sad. My grandson “writes” his signature by printing and then connecting the letters.