Quoting MommyingWithGrace:" They dont teach it anymore! How are kids these days going to sign their names to anything when ... [snip!] ... a check? How can they sign their names to a lease agreement? How can sign their names on anything if they dont know cursive?"
you don't need cursive to sign.
I remember being in school and haing to learn it then being told I'd have to write in cursive for the rest of my life. neever happened lol.
i think they just don't have nearly as much time to teach everything they need to do now a day