Just a little peek, 1937.
Like these boys, students in 1937 were required to practice their penmanship and an emphasis was placed on learning beautiful, cursive handwriting. Much has changed since 1937. Today, at least 41 states do not include cursive handwriting in the state’s core curriculum, following the new Common Core academic requirements. Sure, we now live in a digital age and people type or text most of their messages, but legible handwriting is still important. Some states are fighting to save cursive writing, with state legislation pending in Idaho, South Carolina, and Indiana, to name a few, that would re-introduce cursive writing in classrooms, just like it was in 1937.