And we wonder why U.S. students are falling behind.  I don't blame the teachers - I blame our society.  We've allowed school systems to stop teaching cursive - because it's "too difficult" for kids to grasp.  We've stopped teaching arithmetic because it's easier for kids to input numbers into a calculator or computer to get the answer.

Have you ever stood in line at a store with a checkout clerk who couldn't make change?

I rest my case.

The fading art of writing cursive.