The last days of cursive writing

The Internet and standardized tests relegate penmanship to the past

Educators point to the Internet and the use of standardized tests for pushing cursive off lesson plans. While a 2007 U.S. study showed that cursive was still being taught in the majority of schools, the emphasis has moved away from the art of handwriting. Handwriting experts recommend that teachers spend one hour per week teaching script, but many schools spend far less.   

Detroit Free Press