Curse of cursive handwriting

It's absurd to teach children this way

By Philip Ball   204

Why do we teach children two different systems of handwriting? © Cybrarian77

There’s something deeply peculiar about the way we teach children to play the violin. It’s a very difficult skill for them to master—getting their fingers under control, holding the bow properly, learning how to move it over the strings without scratching and slipping. But just as they are finally getting there, are beginning to feel confident, to hit the right notes, to sound a bit like the musicians they hear, we break the news to them: we’ve…

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