Then-third-grader Logan Gibson receives help from a classmate while learning the cursive alphabet at White Lick Elementary School in Brownsburg, Ind., on April 22, 2011. The reading and writing of cursive has become less common to a growing number of young people as many school districts are spending far less time teaching it. Lawmakers in Washington state are considering a bill that would make the instruction of cursive writing mandatory in all schools.
Then-third-grader Logan Gibson receives help from a classmate while learning the cursive alphabet at White Lick Elementary School in Brownsburg, Ind., on April 22, 2011. The reading and writing of cursive has become less common to a growing number of young people as many school districts are spending far less time teaching it. Lawmakers in Washington state are considering a bill that would make the instruction of cursive writing mandatory in all schools. Peter Stevenson New York Times File Photo
Then-third-grader Logan Gibson receives help from a classmate while learning the cursive alphabet at White Lick Elementary School in Brownsburg, Ind., on April 22, 2011. The reading and writing of cursive has become less common to a growing number of young people as many school districts are spending far less time teaching it. Lawmakers in Washington state are considering a bill that would make the instruction of cursive writing mandatory in all schools. Peter Stevenson New York Times File Photo

Should students be required to learn cursive handwriting?

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