Not sure when this started but, schools do not teach cursive writing any longer. My 17 yr old nerdy GS cannot write cursive. He can read it though because he loves to read.
Then, again, I have experienced several workers in the community who could not read cursive and had to get someone else to read it just to do their job.
The schools at least in Joisey have not taught geography for eons. Ask a high schooler which countries use to be called USSR, Persia or Siam and/or where they are?
they no longer teach Penmanship either.
My younger brother & Ted as well, not only
print, but print like a 3rd grader.
mixed upper & lower case & BARELY legible.
both are otherwise, very intelligent people
just weird that write like they're barely literate.
(both are 6 years my junior, & from totally
different towns and school systems)
the Dress-Code had also deteriorated between
when I went to the same schools 6 yrs earlier
God only knows what school is like NOW
doano when attitude's went south..but teaching
now-a-days days must be 1 hellova challenge