Cross post, Beanmama --
Yea, I do get that. It's def. a skill that I think kids should have. I guess it just sort of took me off guard that this is a parent responsibility and not something built into the curriculum. Because I learned to type at the end of highschool, I guess I just thought it would be coming for DC once she started middle school. I certainly thought typing lessons would come along with (or before!) high levels of work done on the computer.
Maybe I should be proactive and ask the school if they would be willing to host a typing lab/club after school hours. I'm sure they would and at least that way it would be something kids could to with their peers.