Cursive, multiplication tables may be required in N.C. schools

04/5/2013 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

Elementary-school students in North Carolina would be required to memorize multiplication tables and learn how to write in cursive under a "Back to Basics" education bill that was approved Thursday by the state's House of Representatives. Under the bill, which now heads to the Senate for a vote, students would be expected to memorize the multiplication tables and create legible documents in cursive by the end of fifth grade.

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