Mum outraged after teacher told daughter not to write in cursive, internet agrees

Daughter pulled into line over cursive signature.
Daughter pulled into line over cursive signature.  Photo: Facebook

In a strange turn of events a little girl from Kansas has been pulled into line because of her cursive handwriting. And her mum isn't happy about it.

When seven-year-old Alyssa handed her homework in, her mum, Brenda Hatcher, didn't expect the focus to be on her daughter's signature. 

Written at the top of the paper, Alyssa's teacher wrote: "Stop writing your name in cursive. You have had several warnings."

Share this everywhere... Alyssa is 7!!! Not only is her mother a military veteran but, she took the time to teach her...

Posted by Brenda Hatcher on  Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Taking the comment to Facebook, Hatcher wrote: "Share this everywhere... Alyssa is 7!!! Not only is her mother a military veteran but, she took the time to teach her very young child how to write in cursive... This is her teacher's response... What is wrong with today's school system/society??? #cursive"

The post has since been shared over 400,000 times with most people labelling the feedback as "ridiculous".

"What is the issue with writing in cursive? This is ridiculous," wrote one commenter.

Another said: "When I was in school I was only allowed to write cursive lol weird!"

Happy with the traction her post has been receiving, Hatcher has thanked everyone for their support.

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"It's definitely raising some awareness", she wrote in the comments section. "I'd also like to know what the teacher's punishment was going to be... I mean, really??? What are you gonna do Mrs Teacher? Suspend her from school for being 7 and able to write in cursive? Does she not get to go out for recess??? What a joke"

Similarly, an Oklahoma teacher forced a four-year-old to write with his right hand this week, calling him "evil".

When Zayne's mum, Alisha Sands, noticed he was writing with his right hand, instead of his left, she wanted to know why.

"I just asked, is there anything his teachers ever asked about his hands? And he raises this one and says this one's bad," Sands told KFOR.

After contacting the teacher, who has not been identified, an article was allegedly sent to Alisha describing left-handers as "unlucky," "evil" and "sinister."