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    Default School System failing yet again....

    Iam so busy with work and trying to provide for my Family that I just learned today my 12 yr old cannot read hand writing. Or cursive as he has been taught to call it. The schools here in Texas don't teach it and I never knew. My son got a birthday card from Granny and he told me he couldn't read it today. I just couldn't believe it. I told him don't worry, Momma will teach it to you, he smiled!! F$&king no good for nothing School System!!!!

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    Yeah the exes kids are 16 and 17 and I had to teach them how. I bought those dry erase things that had the alphabet and taught them myself. T
    Roman numerals, the Dewey decimal system too.
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    I have a hard time writing in cursive because I've relied on typing for so long, and writing bids for home improvement, cursive is hard for others to read depending on your handwriting quality. I still can, I just don't write in cursive anymore. I agree that it's important if for nothing else than reading historic documents, or other people's writing in correspondence.
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    This is unfortunatly not uncommon. So much tech stuff in everyday life today.......we think it's great to introduce them to schools, fogetting the traditional methods. BIG MISTAKE THAT LAST!!!

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    I am probably the last generation to be taught how to read and write in cursive; I heard that schools are focusing on typing instead. It's absolutely ridiculous! Kids need to know both, because even in my current job (which is completely paperless), I still have notebooks and write memos throughout my daily operations.

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    Contracts and agreements are still used and signed everyday!! Go to the bank, rent anything, buy a car at a dealership, sign a check etc... So what? They print their names? What a joke!!
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    Kind of interesting, I sign legal documents in cursive, I was probably born when it was invented, lol. However, when I sign documents at work, that go to vendors and are circulated around the company, I print them, with a little script, so as not to advertise my real signature.

    I'm sure to anyone researching this in depth, it becomes obvious, but to the mindless....

    As to schools, its the old teach them what you want to know, to guide their future goals.

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    It's actually not the school's fault, kinda.

    It is on the list of things the state mandates schools in Texas teach in 3rd grade, so in that aspect it is the school's fault.

    However, in 3rd grade is when students start taking the STAR test. It is a HUGE deal and funding for the school's are tied to test scores (thanks to our legislatures in Austin for that). So the state puts so much pressure on schools that they end up teaching the test instead of the curriculum they are supposed to teach.

    We have a broken education system here and all of the guilty parties responsible for breaking it point thier fingers at some other agency to pass the buck. T.E.A., the schools, and the legislature need overhauled in Texas to get education fixed.

    btw, my wife and I both work for public schools in Texas.
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    What he said! It's everywhere just the same.
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    EVERTHING is so dependent upon computers today. Electronics! One "Carrington Event" today and nothing much will get done because, "oh sh*t! My computer doesn't work! What, oh what, am I going to do?!" All us old farts will be fine, though. We can add, subtract, multiply, divide, write in cursive, print, in general still get things done. We won't be sitting around on our asses wringing our hands crying "oh, woe is me." First thing that needs to be done is ban the NEA. That miserable bunch of socialists WANT do their part toward dumbing everyone down to the point total dependence upon gov't. That way gov't can control and manipulate by threatening them with "if you don't do as we tell you we'll withhold your ration of this or that this month." Parents today aren't involved enough in PTA, aren't aware enough of the crap that's being "taught" in the class rooms, and otherwise know what is going on with their kids. And too many people just don't care enough about what gov't is mandating.
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