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Hope Mills, N.C. (WRAL) — Cursive handwriting, once a standard part of the three R’s in elementary school, is no longer a requirement in North Carolina schools, according to WRAL.

The death of cursive instruction is linked to the national common core standards that North Carolina and 44 other states have adopted to standardize educational goals nationwide. The state leaves the decision on whether to teach cursive up to local school systems.

Many teachers say time is at a premium to meet specific core standards, which emphasize computer skills.

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