"Uhhh," I said. "It does seem kind of redundant."
"You don't understand," she said. "If the kids don't learn to write in cursive, they don't learn to read it. In one generation--ONE--we will lose the ability to read old family records and original historical documents."
She's right. This is an excerpt of a letter my stepmother transcribed detailing my aunt's recollections of family history. I can scan it easily because I suffered through cursive in school--and never made above a "B" in it. Can a bitmap-font reader understand it?
Oh, and, that librarian is teaching her children cursive writing.