House would require cursive writing in Illinois schools

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House approved legislation 67-48 Wednesday requiring elementary and high schools to teach cursive writing. The sponsor is Chicago Democratic Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch. He says it’s important that tech-savvy children to retain cursive writing to read historical documents, write personal notes and sign documents. Opponents argued cursive is not necessary to handle legal documents and that cursive styles change over time.