The single greatest lie perpetrated on grade school children since the Atomic bomb-proof Spelling Book of the Cold War. Cursive is generally forced upon students during 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. Their teachers tell them that all the middle and high school teachers won't give credit for homework that isn't written in it. In reality, nobody gives a fuck about cursive, and if you use cursive you just seem like a prick/bitch, depending on gender.
I made sure I could read and write cursive since my 4th grade teacher said I would fail high school if I didn't; turns out nobody cares.