The teacher told Jack, "Your handwriting, your printing is so nice, so clear, so legible that you don't have to learn cursive."
That was in fourth grade. We pulled him out of school to homeschool/unschool him this past March (when he was in sixth grade).
Now look at this:
Cursive Writing No Longer Necessary
Not sure what it means in the long run, or even short run. Also not sure how significant it is.
But I thought it worth noting.
So it's now noted.
Special thanks to www.sfgate.com
PS. There's stuff about wasted time on rote learning in the article, too.
One small step for keyboarding.
One giant step for diversified education.
Change, even a little bit, is pretty significant, right?