I had always thought that pretty much every school in the United States taught cursive hand-writing, but I hear that many schools don't. I remember learning it in elementary school, and it was not an easy thing to master or even get sorta close to good. I think it should be taught, just because it's only real purpose is for a person to be able to sign their name. However if you look at some people's penmanship, some don't even try to make any of the letters legible. Some people say it's to "read historical documents" but almost all of them can be easily found in standard text.
Do you think cursive hand-writing is still important?