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Those in favor of learning cursive say a lack an understanding of cursive writing will hinder the ability to read historical documents or family histories.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