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Cursive could become mandatory

FRANKFORT,KY (WAVE) – A new bill in Kentucky would require more cursive writing inschools.

RepresentativeBen Waide said House Bill 489 would require students to be proficient with thewriting style by fifth grade.

He saidtoo many children don't know how to read or write cursive writing, "I think itshould be evaluated but again if we don't test it then we don't teach it, ifyou don't measure it, you don't manage it so I think we leave our kids behindif we don't teach them cursive writing."

The billwill go to the education committee. If passed it could take effect in 2013.

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