Is it important to
writing in school?
Sharon Hogan McCabe
Definitely. It develops fine motor
skills, and allows
[kids] to read their
With people relying on electronic forms of
communication, such as emailing and texting, the need
to learn the curves and loops of cursive writing may be
waning. Proponents of cursive writing say it’s
necessary in daily life and helps define people’s
individuality. It improves hand-eye coordination and
builds a variety of skills in youngsters. Critics say
that many of these skills can be developed in other
ways and that teaching time could be better
spent on more important subjects.
Sidney, British Columbia
My child can’t read it
if he can’t write it.
What do you think?
Find out more about this
topic on the Web:
• www.ctvnews.ca; search
• www.cbc.ca; search “Does
handwriting have a place in
today’s tech-driven classrooms?”
Elmsdale, Nova Scotia
The basics of
should have the
require changes in
future no longer
requires cursive skills.