Bill Would Require Cursive Writing Classes

(Nashville, TN) Students in Tennessee could soon be required to learn cursive handwriting.

House Bill 1697 would require all public school students in Tennessee to learn how to read and write in cursive, usually in or by the third grade.

State Rep. Sheila Butt, R-Columbia wrote the bill when parents told her their children could not read handwritten notes.

The House is scheduled to vote on the legislation today.

Rep. Butt believes half or less of elementary school students in Tennessee are still taught handwriting.


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