Communism and cursive would be part of the mandatory curriculum

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Communism and cursive would be part of the mandatory curriculum in New Hampshire schools under a pair of bills harking back to bygone eras of history and handwriting. The House Education Committee held public hearings Wednesday on Republican bills to require that students be taught cursive writing and and receive at least one hour of instruction on the nature and history of communism. The sponsors of both proposals said their legislation was inspired by conversations with concerned parents. Both the New Hampshire School Boards Association and New Hampshire School Administrators Association opposed the bills, saying such curriculum decisions should be made at the local level.