Please check out our new Opinion Poll on whether children should be allowed to choose where to sit in the classroom, and cast your vote by the end of November 2016. As you know …
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Our October 2016 poll was on whether handwriting should be graded:
Handwriting should not be graded because in an age when students are using computers and tablets, it has become irrelevant.
• I agree. Students should be graded on their capability, not on handwriting. Handwriting is a small part of education. Capability and hard work are more important qualities. (75%, 44 Votes)
• I disagree. Handwriting is an important tool for class work and homework and should be graded. It is also linked to reading and spelling in the early years. (25%, 15 Votes)
The majority of the respondents felt that handwriting has become irrelevant because students are using computers and tablets to communicate. Three-quarters of the respondents felt that students should be graded on their capability and the work that they put in, rather than on their handwriting. Only a quarter of the respondents believed that handwriting should be graded.