More US states are requiring kids to learn cursive penmanship in school again

Dec 22, 2016 - Quartz

Ready those ruled writing pads and No. 2 pencils—the state of Arizona has announced plans to make cursive handwriting mandatory for all students.

As outlined in the state’s new academic standards for language arts, unveiled yesterday, Arizona public-school students will start training their young hands to write in script in kindergarten class. Before they graduate to the sixth grade, students will be expected to be proficient in cursive. Amid many heated debates over the 21st century u...