The big debate is whether or not students should still learn cursive in school.
Students are writing less now and with all the technology students are typing more.
Madeline Evans, 8th grade teacher at Clack Middle School, says we no longer look at the art of cursive, but instead it is more about the substance and the process of writing.
"We don't look at the beauty of it anymore and I think that is important and I think it's a sad fact."
Students in Mrs.Evans' class were put to the test on their cursive skills and they were pretty impressive.
While some students say they like writing in cursive, others say it is easier to print.
Amanda Sevigny, 8th grade student says, "It just looks nicer and it's quicker; it flows more."
"Now teachers want us to write in cursive but we like to write in print and stuff," says Taurus Hardwict, 8th grade student.
Although the students in Mrs. Evans' class say they haven't used cursive since learning it in 3rd grade, they have been refreshed in 7th and 8th grade.
Mrs. Evans says penmanship isn't as important to people as it use to be.
"For the most part, it's not looked upon as being as important anymore as it once was."
Although teaching cursive in schools is a requirement many wonder when cursive will actually be used if technology is leading us more and more toward typing and texting.
"It's important number one, just to be able to write your name because a lot of the times it requires a signature to fill out an application, to do almost anything you have to have your own John Hancock and that is personally a student's personal expression and individuality."