Beginning this fall, students in Indiana will no longer have to learn how to write in cursive. Indiana state 'education' officials have decided that cursive is now passe and that "computers and web books have made cursive a relic of the past". Local districts can still be oh so ten minutes ago and teach cursive writing, along with how to make cave pictures as far as the state is concerned. Then they can teach students how to sign their names with an 'X' since all they'll know is how to print. Soon audio books will make reading unnecessary so they won't have to teach two of the 'R's'. Since arithmetic never began with an R anyway, federal and state education officials will have killed all three education basics in the near future.
It totally boggles my mind that (okay unfortunately I can believe it) that educators would be so short-sighted. It'll be interesting to see how many school districts decide to go ahead and teach this archaic form of written communication regardless of what the state says.