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Is formal handwriting becoming a thing of the past?

There are 42 states that no longer require elementary schools to teach cursive writing.

Some people think handwriting is becoming obsolete due to technology.

Dougherty County School Officials say writing in cursive is still alive and well in their curriculum.

"There is much talk with the use of technology and with the use of keyboarding skills as early as elementary school that is doesn't have the place it used to. Our school system is not a part of the argument of whether should or whether we shouldn't but we currently do and will continue to teach cursive writing," said Dougherty County School System's Public Information Director R.D. Harter.

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