(AP) — Indiana's schools would be required to teach cursive writing under
a bill approved by the state Senate.
36-13 Tuesday in favor of the proposal despite arguments from some
senators that it represents an unwarranted mandate from the state on local
Sen. Jean Leising of Oldenburg says she believes it's important that all
children learn cursive writing even though the Indiana Department of
Education in 2011 dropped it as a requirement in favor of one on student
proficiency in keyboard use.
five other state legislatures have adopted similar cursive writing
The bill now
goes to the House, which didn't act last year on a similar proposal that
the Senate approved.