QUOTE:These skills will be "more relevant to everyday life", said the Finnish board of education. In taking this step, Finland is following the example of America, where 43 states no longer require the teaching of cursive handwriting in public schools.
COMMENT: There are several presumptions made here. a) That people will not be in situations where they don't have computers or something to type with. b) That they will not be able to read cursive missives written up until now. I can see a time when people would have to study archaeology in order to learn cursive writing in order to translate what is being written...
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