Should students learn cursive writing? Some states say yes

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This image provided by the Baseball Hall of Fame shows at letter written by Lou Gehrig on Hotel Cleveland stationary to sportswriter Gordon Cobbledick. In years gone by, penmanship helped distinguish the literate from the illiterate. But now, in the digital age, people are increasingly communicating by computer and smartphone. No handwritten signature necessary. Cursive writing is not being taught in many schools as some 45 states have adopted Common Core standards, which have eliminated the teaching of cursive writing. (AP Photo/Baseball Hall of Fame)