There are many people who can not write in cursive today as well as many who can not read cursive. There are a myriad of reasons why this is so. Perhaps the biggest reason is because very little time is spent teaching cursive handwriting anymore. Some teachers do not know how to write in cursivebecause it is not taught as a part of the schooling for elementary educators. Does it matter?There is a lot of controversyabout the importance of learning to write in cursive. Some people think it is outdated and unnecessary.