Teaching cursive could be mandatory in Indiana

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

Indiana legislation is looking into making cursive writing instruction for schools mandatory.

For the third year in a row Sen. Jean Leising from Oldenburg has seen wide support for a bill that would make cursive optional while requiring schools to teach keyboarding.

The senate voted last week in favor of the bill 39-9.

However, House Education Committee Chairman Bob Behning says he will not give the bill a chance.

Several states have added a cursive requirement including California, Georgia and Massachusetts.

States like Indiana, Illinois and Hawaii have left it optional for school districts.

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