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I heartily agree with "Off script" that cursive is a skill to be learned and used. It does develop the eye-hand coordination differently from keyboarding and texting. Any fine motor skill children develop is not wasted.
When my daughter was
Many years later, I had the opportunity to become acquainted with a number of new teachers from other states where cursive was not taught. Every one of them printed illegibly and had messy, easily forged printed signatures. Many found it difficult to read notes from parents or documents from our history.
All the young children I see take to a computer like ducks to water, and I do not think we would be neglecting their technology skills to teach them a different means of communication.