I think they are going to stop teaching cursive in school. My cousin, who's a teacher, told me that (along with other scary rumors, like iPads becoming standard issue to high school students). Kids aren't going to be able to write at all sooner or later.
I learned to write in cursive in second grade and I've used it ever since. My printing is awkward and ugly, but I get compliments on my cursive all the time. And no one's ever complained that they couldn't read it.