|The schools are dropping it out of laziness and using computers as an excuse. It is the same excuse they are using for using calculators in math instead of learning math. Many schools have dropped spelling and grammar too. There is so little left that they teach.|
I haven't used cursive my whole adult life. One reason is that often I have assistants edit papers and briefs for me and my printing is so much more readable. Trying to decipher cursive when you're on a deadline can be a nightmare!
I view learning to write in cursive in the same way that I view learning to type. You can get by without developing the skill, but it is one of those skills that is handy to have. People with beautiful handwriting take cursive up to the next level of "artform." Then, there are those of us who use it as a fast way to write. My DD is presently learning to write cursive in her Montessori school as she learns the alphabet.