AUGUSTA — Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, has submitted a bill aimed at addressing the lack of consistency when it comes to cursive writing education in schools across the state.
LR 2659, An Act to Include Cursive Writing in High School Graduation Standards, would do just that, ensure that by the time a student graduates from high school, the students would have to prove some familiarity with cursive writing.
“Technology is a great asset for education, but nothing replaces the need to know how to sign your name on checks and important documents,” said Sen. Chenette.” “I’m concerned that we will have an entire generation who can work an iPad, but will not be able to do something as simple as physically writing something down.”
Chenette’s bill goes before the 10 members of the Legislative Council, which is evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. The council must approve the bill for consideration during the 2nd Regular Session of the Legislature, which begins in January.
The Legislative Council will consider this bill at its November 30th meeting.