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Should learning cursive handwriting be required in school?

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Posted at 10:56 AM, Mar 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-11 10:56:13-04

It may soon be required for students in Tennessee to learn cursive handwriting.

According to WREG, a proposed bill that was brought before the Tennessee House this week, House Bill 1697, would require all public school students in Tennessee to learn how to read and write in cursive, usually in or by the third grade.

Tennessee State Rep. Sheila Butt, R-Columbia, wrote the bill when parents told her their children could not read handwritten notes. The House was scheduled to vote on the legislation this week, but that vote has been pushed back a week.

Rep. Butt believes half or less of elementary school students in Tennessee are still taught handwriting.

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