Prudence Meehan: Focus on reading

March 1, 2013 

Focus on reading

The Feb. 27 editorial on cursive penmanship was pointless.

As a child in the 1940s, I attended a very progressive school in Connecticut. When the school opened, the first thing it did was ban cursive penmanship. I and many others have written in manuscript ever since, and many of us graduated from some of the country’s top schools.

Most Europeans write in a form of script that is not Palmer method cursive. Also, architects have some of the best script penmanship in the country, and it is not Palmer method cursive writing.

It would be a better use of school time to focus on reading skills in school.

Prudence Meehan, Chapel Hill

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