Mandatory Cursive Writing Bill Proposed
For the second straight year, a state senator wants to make cursive handwriting the law in Indiana schools.
Republican Senator Jean Leising is among those pushing a bill that would reverse a 2011 decision by the Department of Education to make the teaching of cursive writing optional.
It's the same bill that passed the Senate in 2012, but died in the House when it didn't receive a hearing in committee.
While she uses cursive every day, Leising says her bill is based on studies that show teaching cursive benefits the brain development of children.