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Cursive writing is on the way out.

WE are hearing more and more that the schools are not teaching cursive writing anymore.

I guess I don't know why, but I also don't know why we should teach it.

I know that the only time I use cursive is when I sign my name on checks or documents.

The one thing about using  a cursive signature is that it is harder to copy.


Comment balloon 18 commentsWilliam Feela • June 26 2016 10:24PM


Hi William Feela 

My version of cursive is so bad even I can't read it.  My youngest can't always read it, so it appears to be on it's way out. 

Posted by Dan Tabit (Keller Williams Bellevue) about 4 years ago

William, I mix them up all the time, half cursive, half printed. My cursive is easy to read, if you can read cursive, LOL. I actually like it and hope it never goes away! 

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) about 4 years ago

When my grandson was in school he told me they have stopped teaching that art. About the only thing we writes now is his signature, which is barely legible.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 4 years ago

I have mixed feelings about this.  Don't really know why we should keep it, but there is a lot of history for it.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 4 years ago

Good morning William. You may be right and it is sad I think. I know I like to write this way.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 4 years ago

Well, I don't write much in general, but I believe I could still write in cursive if the occasion arose!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) about 4 years ago

I print and even that is not all that easy to read.  Cursive is just a bunch of ink.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 about 4 years ago

William, I think cursive should be taught as it is a skill which takes practice and schools these days are getting too far awy from basic reading, writing and math.. My signature on documents that will go public is a scribble as I do this on purpose to stop people from copying me very easily. Hand written thank you notes go a long way with most folks these days. 

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Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) about 4 years ago

I'm hoping it will remain; but suspect with the advent of our technical world, it will slowly fade away!  I foresee a Rosetta stone in the future to help coming generations to decipher it.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 4 years ago


Cursive writing is formal . . . like letters and note cards . . . . I use cursive writing for hand written drafts and notes

Printing is informal . . . .  It's the foundation and is the first step in learning writing skills.

Very soon cursive writing will not be able to read by  the younger generation . . . . so they will no longer be able to read the founding documents of America.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 4 years ago

Very sad but true William.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) about 4 years ago

And for some of us, our cursive writing is already a secret code.

Sometimes even I cannot read it.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) about 4 years ago

Love the "graphic," Bill and so true. Our grandchildren are of that generation who were not taught good cursive skills. 

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 4 years ago

I don't think my daughter learned to write cursive like I did, and her teachers certainly didn't require that she use it. I guess it's all OK, though, and just another sign of the times. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) about 4 years ago

My handwriting was never very good.  I must have been a potential doctor

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 4 years ago

my boy told me they do not even teach it much in school anymore. Kind of sad really.

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) about 4 years ago

You touched the chord here with so many comments. I figured that as long as we have our secret code, it is fine :)

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) about 4 years ago