The Download: Should Schools Still Teach Cursive?

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A new bill in North Carolina would require students in public schools to learn cursive handwriting and be required to memorize multiplication tables.

The bill, dubbed “Back to Basics,” must go through an appropriations committee before it can be debated on the House floor.

Rep. Pat Hurley, R-Randolph, said she was inspired to come up with the bill after receiving several printed notes from fourth-graders.

It was then, Hurley told, she found out that most North Carolina schools had abandoned cursive instruction to spend more time on other topics.

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