As E-Mail, Texting Grow: Cursive writing running out of ink

LITTLE ROCK — At age 14, Anna Cone doesn’t know how to make some capital letters in cursive and prints all of her schoolwork.

Anna, an eighth-grader who makes good grades at Greenbrier Junior High School, said most of her friends also struggle with cursive writing.

“I write in print all the time,” she said. “I know some [friends] are working [on cursive writing] on their own, just so they’ll be prepared.”

While Anna said her teachers “really hit [cursive writing] hard from the third grade to the sixth grade,” these days it’s often taught less.

As technology becomes increasingly accessible to children and adults, some fear cursive writing and penmanship are going the way of Latin …

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