A New Jersey lawmaker is taking another shot at making cursive writing part of the curriculum for young students across the state.
Assemblywoman Angela McKnight, D-Jersey City, recently proposed a bill that would be cursive writing education mandatory before kids enter the fourth grade. A similar bill was introduced by Shirley Turner, D-Ewing, in the state Senate in January.
Similar legislation has been introduced almost every year since 2014, but has never been passed into law.
“In some cases, children are entering middle school without knowing how to sign their own name in cursive,” McKnight said in a statement. “We are doing our children a disservice by not teaching them a vital skill they will need for the rest of their lives.”
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