The Times West Virginian

April 6, 2013

Handwriting vs. keyboarding: ‘There’s value in both’

By Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — From tangible items like heirlooms to conceptual ideas like traditions, generations are constantly passing symbols of the past down to the next.

Some of those symbols remain a staple in our society, but others slowly begin to fade away as time goes by.

One place to find evidence of that is in the school systems.

New common core standards are reflecting the shifts in our way of life in curriculums across the country. A prime example: focusing on modern keyboarding and technological skills over cursive handwriting skills of the past.

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