Most writing is done on a keyboard these days, and it’s hard to imagine the schoolchildren of today using cursive much throughout their lives. But does that mean they shouldn’t learn it?
The traditionalists among you will argue that yes, of course the kiddos should learn cursive — it’s a vital part of the English language and therefore a crucial communication skill. What’s more, the idea of it being forgotten suggests a part of our heritage fading away. Those of you who eschew convention in favor of practicality are unlikely to be bothered by that possibility — and besides, when’s the last time most of us wrote anything besides our signature in cursive?