The so-called Common Core of education that drives the curriculum in most states de-emphasizes the teaching of cursive writing except in kindergarten and first grade. After that, students are expected to learn keyboard skills.
My initial thought: Is Apple behind this shift? Did Steve Jobs pay someone off at the Department of Education?
Anyway, studies have shown that writing, as opposed to keystroking on a smartphone or tablet, stimulates the brain and increases retention and learning in ways that using modern gadgets can’t.
Don’t believe me? Read the science behind it here: