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and has pretty much been abandoned in the tri state area.
Anyway, i don't think its bad parenting to not want ones kids to learn cursive...i actually think there is a point where we really won't need to teach it at all. I'm just saying I don't feel comfortable at this point saying that we've reached that point in time. I'd like to see it really gone from all aspects of life before i said 'its time'. If i thought there was no chance of my kids receiving a cursive written letter during their adulthood, i'd probably not care. Is it a huge deal to not be able to read some things here or there? No...I think its a lot better if they could.
And I think this notion that its taking away from precious time learning other things is a bit exaggerated in my opinion. I think to teach it and retain it...three years somewhere between the grades of 3 and 6 are probably enough to actually learn it and retain it. I look at my daughter's education so far and just can't see myself, years ahead when she's graduating from high school being that concerned that her education was somehow hurt by spending those hours way back then learning cursive.. Or that it would prevent her from being innovative, a forward thinker or deter her from being interested in modern technology or something. I just don't see it, for her or any other kid. Not worried about that.
In the end, i really think its no big deal whichever side of the argument you stand on. It comes down to a piddly preference.