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Linda Irvin-Craig

Linda Irvin-Craig

Ability to decipher cursive required for research

August 23, 2013

As someone who suffered through grade-school penmanship exercises, the recent discussion about discontinuing the teaching of cursive writing in our schools evoked mixed emotions. Those interminable oval tracings and slanted up-and-down squiggles filled pages of lined notebook paper and produced hand cramps long remembered.