As national education mandates continue to focus more and more on hard knowledge, the art of writing has taken a backseat. However, at an early age, cursive serves as the bridge from merely conveying an idea to breathing life into that idea. Like the connecting of synapses, cursive allows ideas to flow, building a natural inertia that hones motor skills and develops artistic skills.
If that were not enough, consider the social, historical and linguistic applications of cursive:
-You want to protect your identity, so you need to sign your name in cursive to prevent easy forgery.
-You want to get a job, so you best pen a well-scripted cursive thank-you note after every job interview.
-You want to be a historian, and you will need knowledge of cursive to decipher reams upon reams of
-You want to study a language lacking a romanticized alphabet like Chinese or Arabic, so you use your
well-honed cursive penmanship to master the necessary strokes.
In sum, cursive gives you the power to stop forgers, network, land your next job, read archaic texts, and learn critical languages more easily. It is a bridge to the 21st century that we cannot let crumble from the weight of testing.