Your California students will be able to sign their names…

Penmanship class

…but your out-of-state students that UCLA is recruiting may not.

From the LA Daily News: The pen may not be as mighty as the keyboard these days, but California and a handful of states are not giving up on handwriting entirely. Bucking a growing trend of eliminating cursive from elementary school curriculums or making it optional, California is among the states keeping longhand as a third-grade staple… 

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Being able to sign one’s name does seem like a worthwhile skill for a college student to have, at least to your blogmeister.