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JACKSBORO, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Cursive handwriting might be a dying art, but a measure passed in the House of Representatives attempts to save it in an era of keyboards.
House Bill 1697 would require all public school students in Tennessee to learn how to read and write in cursive by third grade.
Teachers told Local 8 News that they support the bill.
Tammy Baird at Jacksboro Elementary School said, "It helps students to think; as they're transferring information from different types of prints. It also helps their fine motor skills and eye hand coordination."
Baird also says this bill would preserve U.S. history by allowing kids to read important documents like the Declaration of Independence.
The bill still has to pass through the Senate before it becomes a law.
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