WHY THEY DON’T TEACH CURSIVE ANYMORE

image.pngبسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum My Beautiful And Beloved Asiatic Black Brothers & Sisters

A few years ago someone told me that a college professor told them that his students couldn’t read handwriting in cursive. She said that when the students saw cursive handwriting they asked, “What is that?

This shocked me, but I didn’t really believe it until my son told me recently that he is the ONLY person in his whole school (High School) who can write in cursive. He’s known for it around campus. I homeschooled him and made sure that his handwriting was beautiful and perfect.

In The Holy Nation of Islam, penmanship is crucial as it is one of the most important means of communicating our thoughts and IDEAS.

Whenever an important business transaction takes place, it is made official by SIGNING YOUR NAME.

I knew the devil taking cursive handwriting out of schools was detrimental but I didn’t realize how much so until yesterday when I was debating with a Brother on Facebook.

He reminded me that to join the Holy Nation of Islam, one is required to write a letter in PERFECT penmanship. And if it is not PERFECT the letter is rejected and membership is denied.

By the devil removing cursive handwriting from his schools, he is imposing yet another obstacle in front of our children towards their progress and ultimate success.

I am still surprised at the magnitude of their evil and I know them better than anyone.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE BROTHERS AND SISTERS, THE JOB IS ON US NOW, TAKE THE TIME AND ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILDREN KNOW HOW TO READ AND WRITE IN CURSIVE.

I will never forget when I learned how to write in cursive. My teacher spent two weeks just preparing us. We had to spend about fifteen minutes every day just making swirls on the paper. I hated it at the time because I didn’t realize how crucial it was to the beauty of our handwriting. Everyone in my class has compliment-worthy penmanship.

It is worth the time and effort to prepare your children before attempting to teach them how to write in cursive. Have them make connected circles and curvy lines before you actually begin forming letters and words. Like so:

cursive-handwriting-lines-napkin

This will ensure their handwriting is beautiful and more importantly, completely LEGIBLE.

I had no trouble writing my Saviour’s letter and it was only returned because I abbreviated Blvd. But the next time I wrote it, I didn’t include any abbreviations and it passed with flying colors (whatever that means).

Here is a website I found that offers free downloads for cursive tutorials.

http://www.k5learning.com/cursive-writing-worksheets

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN DEVELOP BEAUTIFUL PENMANSHIP.

IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THEY HAVE ALREADY FINISHED SCHOOL.

MAKE THEM KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS.

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Benefits of good handwriting include:

  • increased brain activation;
  • improved performance across all academic subjects, especially in language activities such as spelling;
  • providing a strong foundation for higher order skills.

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