In as recent as the 1970s, the curriculum in schools here in America have been undergoing a change. Subjects such as math, history, and science have been given more time allotments and less on penmanship. In recent years, the introduction of Common Core has almost eliminated penmanship and lessons containing handwriting entirely and replaced it with keyboarding. For many students, including those with learning disabilities, the loss of these skills is creating barriers and generating unforeseen challenges to learning. Penmanship was intertwined with Spelling and Grammar. Starting in as early as the 1st grade, students would practice their letters and learn the shape and flow by the Christmas break. Continuing throughout the rest of the 1st-grade and on through the 2nd and 3rd grades in some schools, words and sentence structure would be learned. These penmanship standards have been part of the curriculum in schools for many decades.Some have argued that cursive is no longer relevant in the curriculum because it isn’t included in the Common Core State Standards. These standards only include those skills that are testable and measurable in the classroom; they don’t address basic foundation skills, like handwriting or even spelling. It is said that we should be more focused on teaching more relevant means of communication such as keyboarding and speech-to-text in place of the dated methods of handwriting. The Common Core curriculum emphasizes the importance of expository writing to demonstrate an understanding of key concepts. Fast, legible handwriting is the technology universally available to students to facilitate content development. Cursive, therefore, is vital to helping students master the standards of written expression and critical thinking, life skills that go well beyond the classroom.