I’ve heard that there are a number of public schools that don’t teach cursive anymore. I am sad about that because I personally prefer cursive writing; it’s easier on the hand, it’s beautiful, it adds an air of both formality and personality. But then when I start to wonder why it’s so important, I can’t really come up with a good answer. Few people use it anymore (this very journal is typed) and it’s being phased out of signature requirements through both print and electronic signature. So I guess in the end, I don’t mind if they stop teaching it in schools. Still, I do prefer it and intend on teaching my kids how to read/write in cursive.