Here’s the latest on basic education: learning how to make letters and to write by hand helps learners learn. Does anyone really believe that entering letters by pressing a key has the same educational richness as forming those letters on paper by hand using a pen or pencil? For the academic day in the first through fourth grades one hour of penmanship to five minutes of keyboarding would be a realistic mix with much value. Here’s the latest research on handwriting. Thanks New York Times.