Just an after thought. The experience we had abroad was that the students were brilliant with computers. There definitely was a synergy between math and writing (not just cursive writing) and also lack of constant distractions. Cursive writing goes with organization in a students notes and desk. The student was expected to be neat and organized and have pride. They believed in a strong foundation and figured if the students had that they would "get" the computers later. Were there problems? Oh Yes! Just different. What I observed was how excellent their foundation was in reading, writing and math (particularly the last two) in the early years. Just a comparison.