The Written Word

Cynthia Pawl April 18, 2017

The following article comes from the front page of att.net

Why a 7-Year-Old Girl Got in Trouble For Writing Her Name in Cursive

April 17, 2017 by KATE SCHWEITZER

When a teacher reprimands a student, you can safely assume the kid in question did something wrong. Maybe she pushed a classmate in line, or perhaps he called out an answer without raising his hand. Or maybe she wrote her name in cursive.
After turning in a homework assignment focusing on vowels, a 7-year-old girl named Alyssa received some harsh words from her teacher. In red pen at the top of the lesson sheet, her teacher wrote:

“Stop writing your name in cursive. You have had several warnings.”

Turns out, Alyssa’s mom — based in Kansas — had taken the time to teach her daughter to write in cursive and likely never imagined she’d get in trouble for it. After the photo was shared by a friend on Facebook, commenters were outraged, like one who said, “Best of luck to any teacher who writes this on my children’s papers!”

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