Freakonomics tackles handwriting

A couple weeks ago at IE, we posted an early celebration of the life and death of the cursive handwriting mandate.

The bill is still dying a slow and painful death in the House Education Committee, but the cause is spreading. Today, the handwriting debate was featured on the Freakonomics podcast.

Their episode features everything from the misguided legislator talking about reading the founding documents to the disclaimer that handwriting curriculum company Zaner Bloser is funding a lot of pro-cursive research. Plus, it includes a bunch of other facts that even I didn’t know. Well worth a listen.

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