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TN Boy Wants to Bring Back Cursive Writing to The Classroom

Good news, cursive writing may be making a comeback.

A young Nashville boy is joining a movement to bring it back to the school systems.

12-year-old John Boyle began his cursive writing crusade after a teacher corrected his school work in cursive.

He did not recognize the handwriting so he asked his mom and she began to teach him cursive.

"Right now, I think it's way too premature to eliminate cursive from the public schools,” said John's mom, Kem Schmalzer.

State Rep. Sheila Butt, of Columbia, has since gotten involved and wants cursive writing to be returned to schools.

"Turned out to be a great thing, and I think of lot of people got on board and realized this was a good thing for the kids in Tennessee,” said Rep. Butt

With the use of computers in schools, many school districts have eliminated it as part of their curriculum, but some Tennessee lawmakers say it's still an important skill.

Tennessee's state board of education has received preliminary approval to implement cursive writing into the state's new curriculum for second grade.

A final vote will come this fall.