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Hand writing is passe

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I do understand that typing on today's world is more efficient. That does not change the fact kids need to know how to write. Most of history is written and learning to write a language is a good step to understanding ancient languages. Kids cannot walk around with a computer in their hands at all times so the art of writing is till used more than computers.
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Research suggests that printing letters and writing in cursive activate different parts of the brain. Learning cursive is good for children’s fine motor skills, and writing in longhand generally helps students retain more information and generate more ideas.
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Not only should they continue teaching to right, the should continue to teach cursive righting also. It works the brain in many different ways and you cannot get that same activity from typing on a computer.
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Anything that stimulates a young kids brain should not be taken away. Writing is the basis of our civilization and it should be taught to every kid before he has ever seen a computer.
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It bothers me that this is even being considered. This must be a western thing because no country with any history would consider not teaching students to write. Being able to talk and write are what make us human. If we start letting machines do everything for us we will not be the same human kind anymore.
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You must teach the kids how to write it is that simple.
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We must make school time longer for our kids. The only reason they would do this would be lack of time to teach both. We are in a technological world right now and computer skills are more profitable than writing skills. That being said they need to develop their entire brain while they are young. It is not good for a kid to be a computer genius but cannot deal with regular life issues.
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I make my kids copy the the dictionary when they misbehave. They also write down things that are hard for them to learn. Writing is still king in my home. Computers do come a close second.
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Of course we must continue to teach them to write. What kind of leading country would we be if our kids could not write.
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We should never take anything away from kids unless it is hurting them in some way.
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I did not know that this was even an option. Who comes up with this stuff?
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If there is a school out there who does not teach students to write I want to know what their test numbers are. There are no studies that say this will work. It will only make the kids suffer more and they will not develop at all.
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I make my kids copy the the dictionary when they misbehave. They also write down things that are hard for them to learn. Writing is still king in my home. Computers do come a close second.
I have a 9 year old who I refuse to let touch calculators and computers. She needs to be able to work things out with only her mind for now. She can do things a computer cannot do in her head it is amazing.
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