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Cursive requirement proposed in statehouse bill

Cursive requirement proposed in statehouse bill
Posted at 11:48 AM, Jan 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-03 14:36:11-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Should cursive writing be mandatory for elementary school students?

According to one Indiana state senator, yes.

Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) has proposed Senate Bill 86 for the Indiana legislature.

It would require all school corporations and accredited nonpublic schools to teach cursive writing in elementary grades.

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The bill would also require schools to teach reading to the students.

Leising has introduced other school-related bills this year.

SB 87 would require schools to use letter grades in report cards and SB 88 would prohibit schools from starting before the fourth Monday in August.