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Tennessee legislature to vote on cursive writing in schools

Published On: Mar 10 2014 08:44:08 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 10 2014 05:10:57 PM CDT
CURSIVE BILL
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

Tennessee lawmakers are working to require public schools to teach cursive writing.

A representative out of Columbia, Tennessee wrote the bill after being told by parents and teachers that kids could not read handwritten notes.

We talked to a third grade teacher on Monday at Andrew Jackson Elementary School in Kingsport.  She says cursive handwriting is still a part of their curriculum to prepare students for later in life.

"If you are going to purchase home, if you are going to rent an apartment, you are going to have to look at a contract and be able  to sign it. So, we do talk about how it will be used out in everyday life," Caylor Harrison says.

The House has rolled the bill back on Monday night. They are expected to vote on it at a later date.