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Senators pass computer bill, one on cursive

Also OK’d is bid to keep eVersity costs affordable

By Michael R. Wickline

This article was published February 20, 2015 at 3:24 a.m.

Bills to require Arkansas' public high schools to offer at least one computer-science class and each public elementary school to teach cursive writing by the end of third grade sailed through the Arkansas Senate on Thursday and are on their way to Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

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Elector says... February 20, 2015 at 8:17 a.m.

Senator Hendren said that the cursive law will have no costs. No costs to the state, but possibly to each teacher. Who will buy the chart that displays the letters. Is there a guide on teaching it? Who will buy it? Probably the teacher will have to go to Knowledge Tree and do some buying. Any worksheets to practice on? They will have to buy that too, I guess. This is a small thing, but the good politicians keep adding one more thing, one more little thing (their little favorites). Why don't they do what they promised---less government! Yes, good Senator Hendren, no skin off the state. No cost to you. Are you going to drive yourself down to your elementary and offer to purchase materials? What about the good politicians from Saline County?

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carpenterretired says... February 20, 2015 at 1:35 p.m.

Looks like the ledge is just going to overlook the problem of not teaching Roman numerals in math courses as kids today do not know their Vs from their Xs and true conservatives in order to return to the 19th century need to get the ledge to require the teaching of Roman numerals'

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