The End of Cursive? - ABC News: "Forty-one states have so far adopted the new Common Core State Standards for English, which does not require cursive. Set by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association (NGA), the standards provide a general framework for what students are expected to learn before college.
States are allowed the option of re-including cursive if they so choose, which is what Massachusetts and California have done."
German cursive handwriting « Dilemmas of an Expat Tutor:
"Reading this 1925 letter written by A. N. Palmer, developer of the Palmer Method of handwriting, the actual preferred slant used to be a very precise 52°. Mention of the precise 52° angle is also made in this 1893 article (see p. 87 at this link) which argues for an introduction of vertical, unslanted writing. Today, an ideal slant is considered to be between 60° and 75°." ...
|The English alphabet, both upper and lower case letters, written in D'Nealian cursive. |
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Yet, in America, according to Palmer, “The vertical fell of its own weight…because in slowing down the process of writing, it was even worse than the old 52° copy book style.” The Palmer method was developed specifically for business use, meaning for speed combined with legibility. American cursive remains slanted to this day."
|Image of a modern fountain pen writing in cursive script. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|