June 22, 2016
You may be aware that public schools DO NOT teach any cursive (unless some teachers are able to sneak it in). They teach Type #2 education. Sadly, it is getting increasingly impossible to sneak in good content (Type #1 education), because of the monitoring, and reporting-on teachers. This monitoring and informing on each other is becoming more and more universal in the public schools. Public schools almost universally teach teach Common Core Type #2 education.
Teaching cursive had already almost been eliminated in the public schools. But then Common Core was implemented across the country, and Common Core teaches NO cursive. Common Core, innocently sold simply as national standards, is federal standards that have directed national curriculum, testing and assessing. It directs how teachers are taught in universities and in their conferences and retreats. Schools want to pass the tests based on Common Core content.
Within the below-linked article you will find that Louisiana, which made it state law to teach cursive in grades 3 – 12, also replaced Common Core. Sounds good but – unfortunately you will read that their new standards are pretty much the same as Common Core (with the exception that their state has mandated teaching cursive).
Note: Louisiana had to replace another set of standards, to get out from under Common Core. Why would a state want to get out from under Common Core if it is just a set of suggestions and recommendations?
Elimination of cursive in schools is just one, of the many things, that plays into the hands of those who want to make all the people in the United States illiterate so they can control them. See: 0014_Making Americans Illiterate: A Key Factor in the Deliberate Dumbing Down of America
Below, the different approaches for teaching are compared – only in the area of English, Language Arts and Reading.
|English, Language Arts, Reading (ELAR)||Phonics; classical literature; cursive handwriting; grammar; usage; correct spelling; expository, persuasive, research writing||Whole language, balanced literacy, Guided Reading; no cursive writing instruction so cannot read primary documents of Founding Fathers|
Note: in the article below, it states that public schools in Louisiana (including charter schools, which are public schools) will teach cursive from 3rd – 12th grade.
Louisiana to Require Teaching Cursive
All the Way Through 12th Grade
“Starting in 2017, students in Louisiana schools will learn cursive writing in 3rd grade—and they’ll keep getting instruction on it through graduation.
“A bill signed by Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards this week applies to both traditional public schools and charter schools.”