I have opinions myself, but am not so sure about what will or should happen in the future -
I like knowing how to write in cursive and how to print for an architectural drawing. Actually, people don't do that either anymore (or do they?), but I can.
Still, my grocery lists still look like they're put together by a person with rubber bands tying her fingers, as I also have quite a sloppy way when I'm not concerned with how something looks. But then, so did my drafting teacher. Others I know can't do bad printing to save their lives, having some kind of inimitable hand eye coordination thing going on.
I think cursive, once you get it, is easier than printing, since it flows - but that's me. My present natural writing is sort of a mix of both.
I see some schools are dropping cursive, at least as mandatory, apparently in favor of teaching keyboard use. Of course, I'm all for the kids learning to use keyboards - my question is re cutting out cursive.
I can see why, as it takes time to teach and learn, a fair amount of practice, and school time is short. Those of us who do cursive almost always started out clumsy at it, and it took a while to get better. Plus, I suppose people figure children will be computer adjacent for the coming years, or at least text adjacent.
Will those not taught cursive lose out in the lottery of further education? Or not?
I don't know about the boys in my elementary school, so much, but a lot of the girls played around with how their handwriting would look, and enjoyed doing that, changing it through high school and beyond. Some didn't enjoy it though. My friend with the most, um, miserable handwriting has been a long time teacher. No, not of penmanship.