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Some lawmakers want to make cursive handwriting a school requirement

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Lawmakers in South Carolina want students to learn the basics, including cursive handwriting.

But some educators say that it will come at a cost for both taxpayers and students.

South Carolina senator, Wes Hayes, sponsored a bill that would require that handwriting be taught.

At first, the bill took flak when lawmakers learned it would cost $27 million in materials and teacher training.

Hayes tells MyFoxCarolinas that the price tag is now much lower - nly $600,000.

If cursive becomes law, the Department of Education would likely foot the bill, starting in 2015.

But some educators are against it, saying handwriting classes will mean less time spent, learning to type.

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