Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Death of Cursive Writing

A single sentence, uttered in the trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin, has catapulted an issue into the national spotlight. When asked if she could read a letter in court, witness Rachel Jeantel, her head bowed, murmured with embarrassment, "I don't read cursive," according to court testimony.

Is it any surprise that cursive -- the looped, curvaceous style of handwriting that's been a mainstay of education for generations -- is all but dead?  "Cursive should be allowed to die. In fact, it's already dying, despite having been taught for decades," Morgan Polikoff, assistant professor of education at the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education, told The New York Times. "Very small proportions of adults use cursive for their day-to-day writing," Polikoff said. "Much of our communication is done on a keyboard, and the rest is done with print.”

The fact is that most White Americans write very little, if at all. They tap on a keyboard or they text.

“The recently established Common Core State Standards, the standardized educational benchmarks for U.S. public schools, omit cursive as a requirement. Some states, including Indiana and Hawaii, had dropped cursive from their curricula in favor of keyboard proficiency as early as 2011. ‘I think it's important to have nice handwriting, but the importance of having to learn two kinds of handwriting seems unnecessary given the vast method of communication is on a keyboard,’ Polikoff told the Los Angeles Times.”

(Would someone care to make a guess as to what the “ethnic heritage” this man or woman is? Now why would Jews want people dumbed-down? Hmmm?)

Nonetheless, cursive has its aficionados, who note that many historical documents will be illegible if people can't read or write in cursive. 

(Which is probably why the Powers That Be are trying to phase cursive out. They don’t want White people reading historical documents about their own past.)

“‘Cursive writing is a long-held cultural tradition in this country and should continue to be taught; not just for the sake of tradition, but also to preserve the history of our nation,’ Jimmy Bryant, director of archives and special collections at the University of Central Arkansas, told The New York Times.” 

(Bryant is a Gentile name. Mr. Bryant will probably find himself out of a job if he doesn’t shut TF up.)

“Others claim cursive is important because it's faster and more efficient than printed writing.”  

Yes, it is, but non-White minorities can barely learn it, and anything which is faster and more efficient automatically gives White people an advantage, and we can’t have that, now, can we?

Basically, cursive is being phased out because: A) non-White students in the public are too stupid to learn it; B) because it is indeed a link to a largely White past which the current dictatorship wants severed; and C) because many teachers in public schools are now non-White and are too stupid and illiterate to teach it.

If you learned cursive back in the old days, treasure it. Your grandchildren will not be able to read anything you leave to them.


Blogger  nilus said...

Handwriting is as unique as DNA. Ive even caught myself writing in a very similar style to my dads!

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harold, is that a cross between a hippo and a baboon at the top of the article? PLEASE cover it up!

kennewick man

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cursive handwriting is like German Fraktur - obsolete and a hindrance to good communication.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like it'll be entirely up to the parents to teach their kids cursive. That's just how it is now.

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Ted Warren said...

Niggers are too stupid to learn or understand cursive writing, so they hate it.

9:29 AM  

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