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Where did you get the idea of having people be unable to write?

Once again, from my husband! He went through the public school system at a time when the school district decided to teach the kids italics instead of cursive. To this day, he still can’t write cursive. I also noticed that lots of kids don’t write very much/very often because they are always tapping/texting/typing. When I was teaching I noticed how hard it was to read a lot of the writing. And then I came across this article partway through writing MATCHED and knew I was on to something.