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THOMAS COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

As many school systems across the country shift away from cursive writing, one south Georgia system says they still embrace it.

Thomas County Superintendent Dr. Dusty Kornegay says teaching students to write in cursive will remain part of the county's curriculum, just as it remains a part of Georgia's requirements.

And he says there are three main reasons.

"So many of our historical documents are written in cursive. And it's important for our students to be able to read and interpret those documents first hand. And the second reason is there still is a need for legal documents, to be able to sign a cursive signature. And also a handwritten note."

A national set of core standards, adopted by 45 states, says students should learn to type, but does not mention cursive handwriting.

 

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