No More Cursive in the Classroom?

In early July,  I was featured on Cincinnati’s Local 12 TV news, in an interview with reporter Joe Webb, regarding Indiana schools dropping their requirement to teach cursive writing in the classroom.  Instead, schools will shift their focus to teaching typing/keyboarding.  Naturally, being a calligrapher I feel strongly about the art and everyday usefulness of the written word so I was glad to have an opportunity to share my thoughts.

Let me know what you think!  Is it useful to continue teaching our children cursive writing? (Local 12 took the segment down from Local 12–I will try to get a copy of the video and repost it).