SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) – Don’t toss that grammar school composition paper yet!

The Illinois House approved legislation 67-48 on Wednesday requiring elementary and high schools to teach cursive writing.

The sponsor is Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch, who says it’s important that tech-savvy children retain cursive writing to read historical documents, write personal notes and sign documents.

Republican Rep. Steven Anderson of Geneva says cursive does not help develop young minds any better than printing.

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