It used to be a requirement for elementary school kids to
learn how to write in cursive. But lately it seems that this lesson is being
nixed and substituted for sessions on the keyboard.
In a recent article posted on CNN.com, Katia Hetter calls out two of our fave
celebs, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber, saying that they have “terrible
handwriting,” that their signatures are “barely legible.” Sure, their sigs
might not be the neatest, but judging a person’s ability to write by an
autograph scrawl is kinda silly, don’t ya think?
Everyone seems to be totally flipping because they think
that generations to come won’t know how to write neatly if they don’t learn
cursive. But let me fill you in on a little secret—I learned cursive and I
never even use it. I always write in print, and so do all of my peers. So why
is everyone getting so worked up about how we write?
When you think about it, every celebrity, young and old, has a pretty sloppy
signature—they write it so fast and so often that they get used to doing it
quickly to get the job done. They can’t hate on Miley and the Biebs for their
sloppy signatures when everyone that came before them signed just the same way.
But when it comes to learning cursive, we’re kinda on the
fence. What do you think, babes? Should handwriting lessons still be taught in
schools, or is it time to throw down the pencil and embrace the keyboard?
BY KATELYN LESTER ON 8/15/2011 11:16:00 AM
POSTED IN school, In the News