Bring back cursive?
Lawmakers consider mandating handwriting
- Duration 4:00
- Date Jan 12, 2013
Lawmakers consider mandating handwriting
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'cause your penmanship everybody school districts across the country are redesigning curriculums to fit modern standards but there's.
Why do rite of passage that's been left behind -- simple writing.
Now one lawmaker in Indiana's calling for a vote next week that would mandate coercive in classrooms.
But is this a push your blog -- that's going to be just a waste of time do we need it anymore.
Let's ask Michael -- she is a research fellow with education policy at the American enterprise institute at least stern is founder of -- malicious -- I like that both joining us now for a fair and balanced debate Michael do we -- -- him anymore.
I think we probably don't but what we especially don't need is a law mandating that every student.
Have to -- -- -- look I have no problem if schools would like to teach their students curse that I think this is the case -- some legislative micromanagement.
-- -- legislators should be doing is trying to get out of the way of teachers and principals to meet the needs of their students providing resources infrastructure.
Not burdening them with regulations -- programs that just sort of seem like a good idea at the time.
Do you see outlets.
That are new Treasury Secretary Jack what I can I have no idea what his signature stat.
And he's made a pretty big in his life do we curse of we still -- Carson I.
OK first though we need curse of handwriting because a child when they learned her righty and tailored to right -- they're putting their hands at -- depends that the paper.
They -- learning how to really truly.
Use their brain their fine motor skills still suspect can't be taught by just using a computer today -- skills that can't be taught by using.
Technology is -- skills that can't just be taught.
They can be taught what -- learns and we need to teach them in school at a young age and these are things and skills that we really still need but do we know bill demanding that we do this.
Well I think that it isn't core and that we.
That it is important still -- a hat and be teaching this in school -- -- -- -- We're all those hours Michael but the nuns where was growing up knowing you have to practice -- -- airlines did you did it admitted it.
Seriously -- do we need a law Michael.
No look I I I agree incredibly visible maybe if we don't haven't felt -- don't have the bill.
You know that's a possibility but you know I would bet in the sixties and seventies people were saying the same things about slide rules.
They always get like calculators come into classrooms because they were so -- so this is a big difference between saying.
That some schools should teach cursed and mandating that every school half.
-- -- Well that's how would you respond -- Bob by saying that I think that all schools should be teaching cars that it is an important tool to be -- and whether or not people think that.
-- all the kids are gonna just be using technology in their computers.
That's great down the road but right now still an early age it is an important skill to learn.
Using your fine motor skills learning how to put your hand to the pens -- the pencil to the paper your brain.
What -- -- that we can't teach our children we're going to be in twenty years that we don't have cursor was.
We're going to be an attack -- and a world where children are just using computers and hopefully they'll still know how to write I still think it's a very important -- I still personally when I leave the meeting I write a hand written thank you in my cars that had -- and which is something that I know that a lot of people don't jail but people respect that and people love getting a hand written letter because it shows that -- actually taken time out of your busy day.
To do something nice and to show that you still well Michael just Texas thank you.
But right Michael.
Yeah absolutely -- -- -- just -- but I still think there's something very very very nice.
And imported about writing a hand written left.
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