Here's an interestingradio segment http://ttbook.org/book/precious-ink on how schools have stopped teaching handwriting. *Please note it starts about at the 20-minute point. Click "Listen" at the top of the page.
Show Description: Precious Ink
used to learn handwriting in school. And whether or not our
handwriting was beautiful, we knew cursive and studied penmanship.
Today, clasroom instruction hours are shrinking and who needs penmanship
when we have keyboards and autocorrect? This hour, are we witnessing
the twilight of handwriting?