Yes, cursive writing should be taught. In itself, it is an art and since art isn't available in many schools, cursive is a wonderful outlet for creativity.
It is so individual that no two people write cursive the same. Living in the modern world, our children keyboard at such an early age that they have motor skills beyond what we did at that age.
There is nothing more personal than a note on a birthday or thank you card that is handwritten.
-- PAM HAMBLIN, Kennewick