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Carew Papritz: The Case Against Cursive

April 28, 2017

Author Carew Papritz, "The Cowboy Philosopher," joins today's program to talk about the decline of cursive writing in schools, the benefits of learning cursive, and ways parents can supplement their children's learning outside the classroom.

Carew Papritz, author of The Legacy Letters, says kids don't learn to write cursive anymore, and the dominance of technology in schools is robbing students of key elements of childhood development. Papritz explains why reading old-fashioned books (as opposed to e-books) and writing with pen and paper helps a child do better in school and learn skills necessary for adulthood. Papritz also shares his methods for helping children rediscover their love of reading, and how reading and writing opens a world of creativity, imagination, and improved literacy. 

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Teresa Mull is a policy advisor for education and an editor at The Heartland Institute.