Cursive writing in English - to do or not to do?

We have started an internal debate within our schools and seek your views on the same.
  • Do we need to continue the practice of cursive writing in our Nursery/ primary schools?
  • What needs to be primary focus with respect to Children Hand writing 'beauty of handwriting' or  'writing efficiently'?
  • What needs to be emphasized  (Process/Content/form) while  helping a child to lean hand writing?
Education Co-ordinator, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement,
Hanchipura Road,Sargur,H.D.Kote Taluk, Mysore-571 121. Karnataka.