Yes, I feel we should absolutely teach our young students to be able to do cursive writing. It certainly wouldn't take that much time out of a day to at least show them how to hold a pen or pencil correctly! I can't believe it when I see the way they grip the pencil in such a clumsy way -- no wonder they can't write.
I remember being in the Roslyn grade school and having Mr. Strom, our beloved principal, come into the room and begin writing on the blackboard. His handwriting was a work of art and I challenged myself to write as well. It is much more satisfying to me to see what I have written when signing my name or filling out a paper than to be ashamed of such a simple thing. It certainly is a much more personal thing than hitting a few keys -- where is the satisfaction in that?
-- JANE SAMPLES, Walla Walla