It looks like penmanship may be making a comeback – at least in Alabama! Legislators in Montgomery joined those in California and Louisiana “in passing a law that mandates cursive proficiency for its students.” The new cursive law is the brainchild of State Rep. Dickie Drake who feels that while “cursive instruction was already a requirement of the state-approved school curriculum… it was not being taught.” Evidently according to Rep. Drake, teachers were too busy teaching the common core to give cursive its due.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.