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The Death of Cursive Writing(筆記体の消滅)

By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS) Cursive writing in the US is fast becoming extinct, thanks to the educational Common Core Standards Initiative subscribed to by most of the United States (41 states). A few states like Louisiana, Tennessee and California have included cursive writing in their curricula but most states are going along with the Common Core. This means that children growing up today will not be able to read the nation’s founding documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution (sound like totalitarianism gone wild?), not to mention old letters written by their grandparents. 筆記体の消滅 全米共通学力標準により、英語の筆記体教育が消滅している。殆どの州(41州)がそれに参加している。ルイジアナ州、テネシー州やカリフォルニア州の少数の州が単独で教育基準に任意で入れたが、大半は全米共通学力標準をそのまま導入した。 それにより、現在学校に通っている子供は重要なアメリカ独立宣言書や憲法を読めなくなる(全体主義そのもの?)。今日の子供はお爺さんやお婆さんの恋文でさえ解読できない。残念なことだ! ************* English novels by Billy Hammond published by AELS (AELS出版英語書籍リスト)   I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy 1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools 2. Lost Witch (The second book) 3. Fate & […]

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