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(AZCentral)   With all the things kids have to learn today in order to be competitive in a global economy, why are schools still teaching cursive writing?   (azcentral.com) divider line 25
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2014-07-27 08:48:16 PM  
5 votes:
Kids should be taught to write in Comic Sans.
2014-07-27 08:30:53 PM  
5 votes:
You see, when you lift your quill pen from the paper between letters in words it leaves blots.
2014-07-27 08:29:56 PM  
4 votes:
Being able to read manuscripts makes children (and they adults they become) capable of understanding complicated political manuscripts that are a threat to my future dictatorship. I'm glad we're dumbing down education.
2014-07-27 09:23:29 PM  
3 votes:
A well written love letter, in cursive, with a clear firm hand, is a great way to get laid. More effective than texting your junk.
Do you need any other reasons?
2014-07-27 08:32:48 PM  
3 votes:

gingerjet: The most useless thing I was taught in school?  Cursive writing.  The most useful thing I was taught in school?  Keyboarding.


We called that Typing Class and it was mainly for girls and the kind of guys who weren't interested in taking a shop class (if you know what I mean).


FTA :   "It's hard because you have to keep the pen down and connect the letters," said Luis Carlos Miranda

Here's the thing Luis.  You have to be able to write in order to consult with an attorney.
2014-07-27 09:12:40 PM  
2 votes:

Wangiss: [japanesethegame.com image 850x729]


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2014-07-27 08:55:55 PM  
2 votes:
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2014-07-27 08:30:50 PM  
2 votes:

ChrisDe: At some point in your life, somebody is going to write you a check. And you damned well should be able to sign it.


Your signature doesn't need to be in cursive. It just has to be something that will be recognized as your own mark. You could sign all your checks with a drawing of a penis if you wanted to.
2014-07-27 08:29:48 PM  
2 votes:
Oh look... it's this thread again
2014-07-27 07:12:48 PM  
2 votes:
Because cursing is a gosh-darned important part of communication.
2014-07-27 11:43:27 PM  
1 votes:

stan unusual: Why learn to read cursive?  So you'll know what something like [www.jfklibrary.org image 850x574]this says if you ever get one:


This just proves that learning cursive gets you shot in the head, they will kill you for learning.
2014-07-27 10:40:21 PM  
1 votes:

ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm going to give you the same answer I gave my coworkers when I was teaching in Phoenix when they didn't want to teach D'Nealian writing. Those kids can produce the most beautiful graffiti. It's art. Truly.

All you need to do is apply some freaking pressure. Many of my former students have beautiful cursive writing.


And they use it every time they write out a check to buy a VCR and cassette tape deck.
2014-07-27 10:29:04 PM  
1 votes:

Fart_Machine: What's the problem with teaching cursive?


It takes away from test preparation which impacts school funding.
2014-07-27 10:19:55 PM  
1 votes:
Checks?  LOL
2014-07-27 10:02:42 PM  
1 votes:
When the EMP bombs go off, you better know how to write.......
2014-07-27 09:48:40 PM  
1 votes:
Anyone over 30 can now write in a secret code to foil nosy children!

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/ used to have a phone app to write in cursive and I deleted it...
2014-07-27 09:37:19 PM  
1 votes:
Because we should be teaching children less. That will make them better.
/Really?
2014-07-27 09:31:51 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-07-27 09:26:33 PM  
1 votes:
Every stupid person I have ever met could not read or write cursive.
Every person I have met that was intelligent or educated wrote cursive.
My mentally ill brother prefers block printing.

Using cursive means you are educated and intelligent.
Using block printing means mental illness, stupidity or lack of education.
2014-07-27 09:17:30 PM  
1 votes:
Simpsons did it?
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2014-07-27 09:13:19 PM  
1 votes:

Harry_Seldon: DeathRaySanta: Guilty_plea_bargain: gingerjet: The most useless thing I was taught in school?  Cursive writing.  The most useful thing I was taught in school?  Keyboarding.

The most useless thing I was taught in school. Algebra.

Here's what somebody pointed out to me, many summers ago:

Have somebody stand a short distance away, and toss a baseball to you.

You track the ball's trajectory, and successfully catch it.

Congradulations! You've just done introductory trig.

Actually, it is Calculus. Newtonian mechanics to be specific.


Ahhh. Ok. Well, perhaps that would explain why I kinda suck at baseball :)
2014-07-27 08:56:32 PM  
1 votes:

gingerjet: The most useless thing I was taught in school?  Cursive writing.  The most useful thing I was taught in school?  Keyboarding.


I grew up in the days when typing was taught in school as an elective.  I never took any formal course in typing, yet I went into the IT profession as a programmer.


/Can type very well for being self-taught
//Am not a hunt and peckerer
2014-07-27 08:43:35 PM  
1 votes:

Ego edo infantia cattus: skaya: You should have sufficient mastery over your ability to write that it forms an accurate measure of your intelligence

9/10

My head almost exploded.


Mine too.
Perhaps, had it been posted in cursive it would have made sense.

teenage mutant ninja rapist: skaya: You should have sufficient mastery over your ability to write that it forms an accurate measure of your intelligence

Thats kind of like saying that dancing is a good measure of intelligence. Some people have the moves and some people do not.


No you simpleton; dancing is a good way to size up a bed partner, and sadly, has nothing to do with intelligence.
2014-07-27 08:30:34 PM  
1 votes:
I would rather take the time they use to teach cursive and use it to teach HTML or any scripting.
2014-07-27 07:49:44 PM  
1 votes:
I'm going to give you the same answer I gave my coworkers when I was teaching in Phoenix when they didn't want to teach D'Nealian writing. Those kids can produce the most beautiful graffiti. It's art. Truly.

All you need to do is apply some freaking pressure. Many of my former students have beautiful cursive writing.
 
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