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Vote Yes SB86

Nevada Families for Freedom
186 Ryndon Unit 12, Elko, Nevada 89801, 775-397-6859, Sparks 775-356-0105
February 14, 2017, In the Year of Our Lord, U.S. Constitution Art. VII
 
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Support SB86
Requires instruction in cursive handwriting in elementary school
Common Core has eliminated handwriting!
HEARING: 
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hursday, 3:30 Rm 2149 Senate Education Committee

Las Vegas, Rm. 4412E Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave.
MESSAGE: Vote Yes on SB86. It is critical that children need to know how to write in cursive. How will they be able to sign their name on any important document, for their driver's license or marriage license? How will they be able to read a Birthday card from their Grandmother? (or write your own message)
Explanation: This bill requires the teaching of cursive handwriting in the government schools in elementary grades. The instruction must be designed to ensure that a pupil is able to create readable documents through legible cursive handwriting by the completion of the third grade. Common Core "Curriculum" has eliminated cursive handwriting.  "Many states are returning to a requirement that children learn to write. Arkansas, California, Georgia, Kansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee include cursive in their curriculum for the 2015-16 school year. A Washington state legislator is trying to bring back cursive. One district in Ohio snuck cursive writing in under the guise of art curriculum."
 (IndependentJournalReview.com, 1-27-16)
"Handwriting engages the brain in important ways that selecting letters on a keyboard does not. Research continues to show that the hand-brain relationship is important for children and adults. The sequential strokes required to form letters and words activates regions of the brain involved in "thinking, language, and working memory." "It seems there is something really important about manually manipulating and drawing out two-dimensional things we see all the time," according to an Indiana University psychology and neuroscience researcher. Researchers used MRIs to see that "practice helps with learning letters and shapes, can improve idea composition and expression, and may aid fine motor-skill development." (Wall Street Journal, 10-5-10)
"Today, most use keyboarding. Yet the skills of handwriting remain important. They are memory, focus, prediction, attention, sequencing, estimation, patience and creativity." (National Science & Math Initative.org, 10-25-13) http://eagleforum.org/publications/educate/nov13/cursive-handwritings-benefits.html
Sponsor: Senator Don Gustavson
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