Bill Would Require Tennessee Schools to Teach Cursive Writing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WREG) – Students in Tennessee could soon be required to learn cursive handwriting.

House Bill 1697 would require all public school students in Tennessee to learn how to read and write in cursive, usually in or by the third grade.

State Rep. Sheila Butt, R-Columbia wrote the bill when parents told her their children could not read handwritten notes.  The House is scheduled could vote on the legislation today.

Rep. Butt believes fewer than half of Tennessee’s elementary school students are still taught handwriting in class.


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