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.