The new Common Core educational standards from the National Governors Association doesn't include teaching cursive writing in the curriculum. Seven states who are unhappy about that are putting it back in for their schools, but The Week argues that cursive is no longer much used or needed, and that the time should be spent instead on teaching kids computer skills, particularly how to code. It contends that most people communicate now via computers and smartphones, writing, "Name the last time, besides your signature, that you wrote or read anything in cursive." And as for the signature issue, The Week says, "a signature is just as legally binding in print."