January 26, 2015

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 2/3/2014

"This is an issue about older people being afraid of losing something from their world."

-- Steve Graham, an education professor at Arizona State University and a nationally-recognized expert on cursive handwriting

Every day, for most of the day, she stands in the back of the kitchen and wishes happy birthdays to strangers. The head cake decorator at Wright's Gourmet House, Rosa Malpica uses frosting to congratulate couples on anniversaries and junior partners on promotions. And because she believes it looks elegant and because she loves to do it, Malpica writes in cursive — except when a customer requests print.

"I think those are when the cakes are for the children," she said one recent workday, walking into the freezer. "The children can't always read the cursive."

Like typewriters or cassette tapes, cursive still exists but its use has diminished in the digital era. Now, Florida education officials are poised to decide whether cursive handwriting should still be taught in elementary schools.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Google wants to be your phone company
Google wants to be your phone company

New reports suggest that Google is teaming up with Sprint and T-Mobile to offer wireless service directly to customers.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

What would make you willing to change your cellular phone service?

  • Lower price per month
  • More data / faster service
  • Great deal on a better phone
  • Nothing, because the fee to break contract is too high
  • Nothing. I am quite happy with my current plan.

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe