School districts across NY and PA are debating whether cursive writing should still be taught

04.06.17 | Bob Price

Common Core does not require it and many educators say they don't have time to teach it.

As districts focus more on math and science, cursive writing is on the decline.

That's too bad, according to Naples, New York Superintendent Matthew Frahm.  He says cursive writing is good for hand-eye coordination and dexterity.

Frahm points out that some of America's most important historical documents,  the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, were written in cursive.

Research shows learning how to write in cursive improves overall brain function.