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Lisa Rollins


For more than 30 years Lisa Rollins has been a part of upstate radio. Called the most calming, caring, conservative voice in radio, Lisa can see all sides of the issue, yet is never afraid to share her own personal opinion!


Should Kids Be Taught How to Code for Computers Instead of Cursive?

The new Common Core educational standards from the National Governors Association does NOT include teaching cursive writing in the curriculum. 7 states unhappy about that are putting it back in for their schools, but The Week argues cursive is no longer much used or needed, and the time should be spent instead on teaching kids computer skills, particularly how to code. It contends that most people communicate now via computers and smartphones, writing, "Name the last time, besides your signature, that you wrote or read anything in cursive." And as for the signature issue, The Week says, "a signature is just as legally binding in print." I SO DISAGREE! What about you? Do you think our children should still be taught cursive writing? What do you think of The Week's argument that the time would be better spent teaching kids computer skills, particularly how to code? What's your answer to the question asked: When was the last time you wrote or read anything in cursive?

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11/15/2013 5:48AM
Should Kids Be Taught How to Code for Computers Instead of Cursive?
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11/21/2013 10:20AM
yes to cursive
Absolutely believe kids should be taught Cursive in the lower grades. Computer code could then be taught beginning in middle school. I sent written cards to my grandsons in another state so they could get mail and they had to have their father help them read it because not printed. When do I write in Cursive? Every day,especially when using the Computer to research. I take notes,etc. We all need both Computer or Smartphone skills and Manual communicating skills. It's called survival.
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