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Column: Cursive writing and ‘practical skills’
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Dr. Frank Morgan
Although I’m now an old, retired fossil, folks still ask me about education issues. Lately, I’ve been getting asked a lot about the teaching of cursive writing and “practical” skills like car and home maintenance, personal finance, and cooking and sewing. The question I keep getting is why schools don’t teach these areas “like they did when I was in school.” This question actually raises a much larger problem.

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