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Letter: Teach handwriting

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Letters to the Editor
Deseret News

Our elementary schools, at least in the Davis District, are almost completely doing away with any kind of handwriting. Period. Nearly everything is typed on a keyboard. This means students eventually will not be able to sign their name, write a birthday card to grandma, leave cheerful notes on the mirror, or anything else that requires using a pen and paper. It's a travesty.

Just because we're in a digital age does not mean that we should become automatons. Losing the personal touch, the ability to write, is a step away from a truly civilized society. It's necessary to have tech skills, but we shouldn't be throwing away one of the foundations of being human. There will be societal consequences down the road from losing this artful and vital skill.

Sherri Einfeldt