Seems like what would get them to oppose it is to convince them that it is an arts sort of thing, the sort of thing that they consider frippery unworthy of support by taxpayers.Conservatives are really worried that children are no longer being taught to write in that squiggly, often semi-legible analog font called cursive handwriting that many of us pointlessly learned as children in grade school. Yes, kids these days may be able to perform basic computer programming functions before they even leave the fifth grade, but the fact that they cant pick up a No. 2 pencil and do something that they will most likely never have to do in their professional lives or even in their academic lives beyond the sixth grade is to conservatives and other traditionalists a major indicator of societys continuing degradation.
To remedy this, conservatives across the United States have worked hard to enact legislation that will mandate the teaching of cursive to school kids. These kids may not have adequate access to computers or textbooks or might be stuck in overflowing classrooms taught by underpaid teachers because their schools have been hit hard by Republican cuts to education funding, but at least theyll be able to write that elusive cursive Q that most of us forgot months after being taught cursive and then never noticed because its not a particularly useful skill in the real world.
For my part, I think that they should teach italic handwriting, a sort of halfway house between cursive and block letters. Something that can be written relatively fast, while being easy to read.
Until I learned about it, people would grumble about how horrible my handwriting was, even though that was what I was taught.