Kendall students will petition school to teach cursive writing
KENDALL – Five elementary students will tell the Board of Education this evening they want to learn old-fashioned cursive hand-writing, believing it will help them learn, be creative and read important documents, including the Bill of Rights and letters from their grandparents.
The students have created posters and secured about 35 signatures on petitions, asking that the district teach cursive to elementary students. The students pushing the issue include Morgan Bukatis, Grace Casey, Cayden Faulks, Cameron Faulks and Riley Casey.
“I don’t think the politicians and school administrators feel it is necessary because they are so into technology,” said Cindy Christ, grandmother of the two Faulks brothers.
She will join them at the BOE meeting at 6 p.m. this evening. She knows school leaders feel pressed for time with a busy curriculum. But she thinks cursive writing is valuable for students.