ID Lawmakers Consider Cursive Writing Measure


By Brittany Cooper

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Do you think cursive writing should be writing in schools? Idaho lawmakers are debating the issue up in Boise.

A measure directing the State Board of Education to require cursive handwriting is headed for a full House vote. The measure unanimously passed the Chamber's Education Committee.

But a representative from Jerome believes this is all a statement.

"We're not trying to set another burden on schoolteachers, but I believe there are people in the school system right now that are cautious and careful in helping children write," says Rep. Maxine Bell, District 25.

A Department of Education spokesperson says education officials would tentatively get behind the measure.

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