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the writing is literally on the wall

January27

so… I’ve only just learned that the State of Georgia, Fulton County anyway, is planning to remove cursive writing from the elementary school curriculum.

I have to think about this. but, my understanding of hand-writing is that it’s not only a form and expression of art, it promotes careful consideration, thought and discipline. these are all qualities and traits desperately needed in our children.

obviously hand-writing and its form in cursive can be taught at home, it will continue in my own. but we all know most families will take the easier path through the Disney Channel.

I would write you all personal hand-written notes on my very cool personal stationary. but, we need to start thinking about this and take action now.

so, I am pledging, and today, to write Susan Matzkin at matzkin@fultonschools.org, the principal of my Emma Jo’s Birmingham Falls Elementary School, a personal note asking her to reconsider and be part of the solution, and not the problem. obviously, many of you will have other Principals to contact. do it!

Chip Brackley just asked a great question,

“what’s next, teaching English in our schools?”

peace be to my Brothers and sisters.

brian patrick cork

2 Comments to

“the writing is literally on the wall”

  1. Avatar January 27th, 2011 at 9:44 am Judy Glick-Smith Says:

    These are the types of decisions that are contributing to the dumbing down of America!


  2. Avatar January 27th, 2011 at 12:55 pm Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    you’ve refined my point Judy.

    I’ve also heard recently that High School Seniors emotional stability and self-esteem are at the lowest point in twenty five years. there has to be a correlation between emerging technology like elements of social networking (for example, Facebook is often used more like a blunt-edged weapon amongst middle school girls than a helpful tool to share healthy information) and students being destabilized.

    the problems are beyond my own points. but I personally feel that some good old fashioned options like thought and discipline required skill such as hand-writing anchor us all.

    Cork


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