Bill requiring cursive writing passes Senate

Statehouse—A bill containing language to require schools to teach cursive writing, passed the Senate on Tuesday by a vote of 42 to 8 according to State Senator Jean Leising.

If passed and signed into law, House Bill 1066 would, among other things, require each school corporation, charter school and accredited nonpublic elementary school to include cursive writing in its curriculum. HB 1066 was amended by Leising in the Senate and will now move back to the House of Representatives for further consideration.