Mississippi Schools Could Be Required to Teach Cursive

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – A bill moving through the legislature could require all Mississippi schools to teach cursive. Educators say cursive should be taught in schools not so much so kids can write in it, but so they can read it.

“Many of our historical documents are written in cursive writing, and when you need to go to a primary source, you need to be able to read what it says,” explained Crystal Erikson, the Curriculum Coordinator for Madison County Schools.