I spent an entire year learning to correctly write cursive in third grade. Since then, the only time I have used this style of writing is on the SAT. I am not alone in this. I hardly know of anyone who utilizes this style of writing. It would be a fantastic idea to offer an optional cursive writing class in middle and/or high school. It is, however, a waste of time to make it a requirement. Most children do not use cursive any longer than is necessary and thus the time spent learning it becomes wasted. Cursive writing should be taken out of the teaching curriculum for elementary school.
-- MARTHA LEAM, Richland