the end of cursive?

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Humans work with their hands in many ways and time for drawing, sewing, woodcarving, gardening, and the myriad other ways to work with your hands are impossible in mass schools the way they function today in the US. We do not study writing systems. And we do not slant our cursive properly in the US.

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."

Cursive Slant and History
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 cas...
The English alphabet, both upper and lower case letters, written in D'Nealian cursive.
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"Vertical writing apparently became more standard in England after World War II (most British and French hands written prior to that time that I am familiar with still show slanted writing, while today, both countries generally have vertical writing), as young people learned the new style of handwriting, and those with slanted styles passed away. (Vertical writing apparently spread to Germany and Austria starting around the 1890′s, and to France in the first half of the 20th century.)
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 curs...
Image of a modern fountain pen writing in cursive script. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Cursive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Back in the American colonies, on the eve of their independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, it is notable that Thomas Jefferson joined most, but not all of the letters when drafting the United States Declaration of Independence. However, a few days later, Timothy Matlack professionally re-wrote the presentation copy of the Declaration in a fully joined, cursive hand. Eighty-seven years later, in the middle of the 19th century, Abraham Lincoln drafted the Gettysburg Address in a cursive hand that would not look out of place today."
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