Advertisement

Wis. Assembly Panel Considers Mandatory Cursive Bill

A bill being considered in the Wisconsin legislature would require schools to teach cursive writing. A bill being considered in the Wisconsin legislature would require schools to teach cursive writing. |  Photo: WDIO-TV

Created: November 06, 2019 04:24 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a bill that would require schools to teach cursive writing.

Advertisement

Rep. Jeremy Theisfeldt is the bill's chief Assembly sponsor. He told the Assembly's state affairs committee Wednesday that writing in cursive can help children read and create neurological connections.

The bill would require schools to incorporate cursive in elementary curriculums with the goal of having students write legibly in cursive by the end of fifth grade.

State education officials estimate public and charter schools would have to spend between $1.7 million to $5.95 million on student materials annually and between $250,000 and $1.6 million on teacher training in at least the first year of the requirement.

Voucher schools would face costs of up to $595,000 annually for materials and up to $160,000 on teacher training in the first year.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Violence again rocks Minneapolis after man's death; 1 killed

Duluth protesters gather to call for justice for George Floyd

Donna Bergstrom & Art Johnston file for Minnesota legislature seats

Northland journalism community saddened by struggling DNT

Dam breaks in Sawyer County

Some churches resumed mass again on Wednesday

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement