Despite all five Rockford area representatives voting NO, a measure passed in the Illinois House on Wednesday that would require cursive writing to be taught in schools once again.The long lost art of cursive handwriting could be making a comeback in Illinois classrooms.

Illinois House Bill 2977, sponsored by Illinois Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch, passed in the Illinois House on Wednesday. The bill states:

Amends the School Code. Provides that every public elementary school and high school shall include in its curriculum a unit of instruction practicing writing in cursive.

How did your Stateline reps vote?:

  • John Cabello: NO
  • Bob Pritchard: NO
  • Joe Sosnowski: NO
  • Tom Demmer: NO
  • Brian Stewart: NO

The measure massed 67-48. According to The Daily Progress, Rep Welch emphasizes that cursive would be required in short-term classroom units. It would not be required year-round.

Wow, none of our local reps want cursive handwriting to return to the education system. The measure will be sent next to the Illinois Senate for consideration and then signed by Governor Rauner.

How do you feel? Should cursive handwriting be taught again?

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