He noted that the argument against teaching cursive writing — that almost all writing is being done electronically on computers — isn’t always true.
“Most schools I know, kids are still sitting in a classroom with pencil and paper,” he said. “There’s value in teaching children to write in cursive.”
Mack said that in Londonderry “we are not at a point where a child is working on a computer all day long. It will take a while for schools to catch up to that point.”