I believe that schools should not require teaching cursive to students. As cursive can teach kids to write effectively and properly sign their name, basic handwriting like tracing letters already serves its purpose of getting kids to write efficient enough for people to understand. I feel that if parents want their kids to have better handwriting, that they should print out a work sheet for their child themselves. It should be learned, but it should not be mandatory. As we grow more into the modern age, new technology is constantly being introduced to us so that we aren’t necessarily required to write our signature on paper every time. It has been years since I learned cursive and properly wrote in cursive, but throughout the years I have managed to incorporate it in my normal hand writing style. If schools carried the tradition to teach cursive in school, then would we not be required to write in cursive all throughout our education? Kids just write in fine print anyway, so being taught cursive especially at an early age can be forgotten and kids will be forced to write without the loops. Teachers would have more time to educate students on more important topics than to teach their students how to hold a pencil.
As sources state that writing in cursive can stimulate brain activity, I can agree, but disagree. I can agree that writing in cursive is easier to memorize because all it is is looping other letters together, but writing in print is much more difficult and requires an extra brain cell or two just to get a good amount of spacing between the letters and words to not make it a big jumbled up mess.