This article struck a chord with me as I stopped using cursive right after graduating from high school. You see I'm a lefty so my loops don't look right and my hand drags through the writing smearing it. Between those two problems my cursive was so hard to read even I sometimes struggled re reading what I wrote. It was even worse when I hurried and did not take time to make my writing look neat, like when taking notes in class. Matter of fact I finally realized my hand writing was seriously impacting my grades (no teacher was ever kind enough to mention it to me) so I took typing my Junior year, grades on papers immediately jumped from C/D to A/B because of that simple change.
Even worse, it's been so long since I've had to write out more than a sentence on paper that I've recently discovered that my block writing skills have seriously degraded over time and are approaching un readable. Everything and I mean everything is done on the key board these days.
Is it time to kill off cursive writing as a requirement?
EDIT: Forgot the link http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-...-writing-dead/