6 The Costco Connection SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2013
Debate goes on
In response to
Debate, “Is it
YES. Absolutely! Despite the overreliance
on technology, we must be able to communicate by hand. Why lose the art of cursive
and the ability to make sense of our grandparents’ letters?
Victoria, British Columbia
YES. No one should lose the steps needed to
develop writing skills. [There are] basic educational skills that cannot be taught any other
way than writing. Spelling accuracy is also an
important part of the skill.
St. Andrews, Manitoba
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YES. Apart from teaching [children] to take
pride in their handwriting, it also teaches
NO. I don’t see any valid reason why we
should waste time on an archaic method of
YES. Cursive writing is an integral part of
brain development. It helps the creative side
in people come out.
NO. Time to move on. It is a dying art that
really doesn’t have much of a place in our
technologically driven society.
Liz Pakenham Hopper
NO. Get rid of it. Kids can’t spell or read, never
mind write or [write] cursive! Concentrate on
the things that really matter.
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