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Should schools be required to teach cursive writing?

Is it time to require school districts in Wisconsin to teach cursive writing?

Educators would be legally mandated to do so under a bill being circulated in Madison.

The proposal has bipartisan support. It's being brought forward by State Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt and Senators Luther Olsen and LaTonya Johnson.

It would require the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to blend cursive writing into its language arts requirements for public schools across the state.

There are 18 states that require cursive writing.

Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt joined Wisconsin's Morning News with more on the push. Listen to the interview in the player above.

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