My son recently brought home his yearbook and in the section where he had collected autographs most of his classmates had elected to print their names. These are kids in grade six and seven.
This is hardly surprising now that schools are not teaching cursive but it does seem likely to have strange ramifications. For one thing if you are not taught to write in cursive then it's unlikely you will be able to read it either.
I am thinking of writing a middle grade detective story called The Curse of Cursive. All clues will be given in a handwritten font.
In the meantime, I am searching for a good iPad app to teach cursive writing - one for older children that moves beyond single letters that may or may not turn into cute baby animals. Any suggestions?