Saw an article on the decline of cursive writing, the sort my aunt, who was also my 2nd grade teacher, tried to teach me. Apparently since people are typing, not writing handwritten letters, we've all forgotten how to do cursive.
That's confirmed today by my personal Christmas card from the Obamas. Barack and Michelle sign in cursive; Malia and Sasha print their names.
Just another example of change, if not of declining standards