Can your kids write and read in cursive?
The Toronto Catholic District School Board thinks understanding and using cursive writing is a quickly disappearing skill and is looking into how cursive can be reintroduced in Toronto schools.
A school trustee tells the Toronto Star her own kids can't sign their own name or read a handwritten note.
Cursive writing is first mentioned in the provincial curriculum in Grade 3, but it is not required to be taught.
A government spokesperson tells the Star computer skills may get more of a focus from teachers, but boards are free to "increase the emphasis" on cursive writing.
A 17 year-old student in the Catholic board believes 20 percent of his classmates can't read cursive when his teacher uses it.