Idaho Senate clears cursive requirement

The following is an excerpt from an Associated Press article syndicated in The Coeur d’Alene Press on March 1, 2013.

If the Idaho Legislature has its way, cursive won’t become a dying relic of the era before computers.

First the House, and now the Senate Thursday, passed a measure directing the state Board of Education to develop rules requiring cursive be taught in grade schools.

Sen. Bob Nonini of Coeur d’Alene espoused cursive’s merits, not only as an art form that lets people express their individuality but also as an important tool in the cognitive development of children. Continue reading…