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Cursive Writing Appears To Be Dead Issue In House

A push to revive cursive writing requirements in Indiana schools appears to be dead in House for the third straight year.

Three years ago, the Indiana Board of Education made the instruction of cursive writing optional, mandating that keyboarding classes be taught instead.

Senator Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) has written legislation to require cursive and her bills have passed the senate during each of the past three years but they have never made it out of the house.

Leising blames the chairman of the House Education Committee, Rep. Robert Boehning, for not supporting it.

The plan now is to change committees in the house so that it might actually be brought to a vote.