Illinois lawmakers have made yet another requirement for students

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Children who start their school careers at keyboards in Illinois will be required to learn cursive writing.

On Wednesday, the Senate voted 42-12 to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of legislation.

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The legislation would require students to learn cursive writing despite far less long-hand writing these days.

Advocates say printing is not efficient and sloppy and writing will never go out of style.

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Those in favor of learning cursive say a lack an understanding of cursive writing will hinder the ability to read historical documents or family histories.

Critics complained school teachers have too many requirements from the state.

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