I find it dismaying that many school systems are canceling any requirements that students learn cursive writing. Along with that, schools are also disappearing requirements for learning how to spell common words.
These are big mistakes, in my view!
We are giving over to machines our very ownership of thought, of expression, and of the beauty of the drawn forms of letters, words, and thoughts. I believe that this is a symptom of a widespread takeover of our culture by left-brain-dominated shortcuts that leave us diminished—the triumph of the left brain.
Fortunately, signs of fighting back are emerging Click here to read about one effort to retrieve our mental connection to the past and to each other. Try your own hand at cursive writing!
~ Betty Edwards