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US schools in Indiana to no longer teach handwriting
US schools in Indiana to no longer teach handwriting

Indiana has announced it will be the latest US state that will teach basic typing skills instead of cursive (‘joined-up’) handwriting.

With the development of digital lifestyles keyboarding is an important skill for life, however many schools feel that there is not enough space in their curriculum to teach both this and handwriting as well.

In future grade 6 pupils will need to "demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting".

Dr Scott Hamilton, an Indiana clinical psychologist, said "From an intuitive standpoint, this makes sense, based on the increasingly digital world into which this generation of children is growing up,"

However not everyone agrees, as Jerry Long, an Indiana parent says “How are they supposed to know how to sign their names?”

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