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Cursive Disappearing ?

Writing Curriculum Changing

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ATHENS, GA (WALB) -

ATHENS, GA. (AP) - Georgia educators say that timeworn tradition of learning to write in cursive may soon disappear from the skills of most school children.

Cursive isn't listed anywhere in the new curriculum standards Georgia teachers may start using next school year, although those standards could be changed.

Cursive is disappearing in some classrooms.

Teachers don't spend as much time on the craft as they once did.

Many students prefer computers or text messages to handwriting.

Clarke Middle School English teacher Ellen Jackson told the Athens Banner-Herald that cursive is disappearing from her students' writing lately.

She said students prefer to use printed block letters rather than the broad strokes that characterize cursive.