To Cursive or not to Cursive?

There has been an ongoing debate among educators as to whether cursive handwriting is obsolete or not. With the increased use of computers, email and texting it seems that we hardly have a reason to pick up a pencil anymore. You can even bring your grocery list to the store on your phone! Some argue that handwriting is still important. How is a young person to put their signature on important documents if they don’t know how to form the cursive letters of their name? Besides, it helps to develop important hand-eye coordination. I wonder if some of us aren’t simply sentimental about seeing cursive become a lost art.