Help preserve cursive penmanship as a valued art!
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Did you know...
Schools all across the nation are cutting cursive penmanship lessons from the curriculum.
What went wrong?
In a nation where definitions of a word can change like the direction of a rider on a piece of legislation - we often forget the power "words" truly have. And I quote..."In our dream we have limitless resources, and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hand..." That was by Rev. Fredrick T. Gates, Advisor to John D. Rockefeller Sr.
In order to achieve such conformity, the lower-class family unit must be disintegrated by a process of increasing preoccupation of the parents and the establishment of government-operated day-care centers for the occupationally orphaned children. With the formation of the Department of Education (DOE) in 1979, it takes little less than common sense to piece together why in today's schools literacy is being neglected and more money is pumped into prisons & entertainment than education and family.
Throughout history oppression has used linguistics and psychology to indoctrinate the masses perception. Native tongues, history and spirituality raped and beaten out upon utterance - by way of forced hand, labor or "education". Knowing your history gives your signature a value.
Why we care:
The almost lost art of handwriting is one of the few ways we can uniquely express ourselves. There’s something poetic about grasping a writing instrument and feeling it hit the paper as your thoughts flow through your fingers and pour into words. Handwriting allows us to be artists and individuals during a time when we often use computers, texts and e-mail to communicate.
Individuality vs. Dependence: Handwriting can add intimacy to a letter and reveal details about the writer’s personality. Throughout history, handwritten documents have sparked love affairs, started wars, established peace, freed slaves, created movements and declared independence. It is the ability for our children to readily read that declaration that we are so feverishly trying to protect.
What we are doing to fix it: Asking you to join your signature in support with membership to our innovative cursive appreciation program - "IAMGOLD.us".
- At 100 member support signatures we earn the attention of local leaders in your community.
- At 1,000 member support signatures we earn a meeting with local officials who can effect change in your community.
- At 10,000 member support signatures we can launch #CommonCents - a reading and writing initiative geared to reward active reading by students K-12.
- At 100,000 member support signatures we have the foundation to establish progressive programs in schools nationally and worldwide.
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