I've just fired off an email to Geeky Boy's social studies teacher complaining that 1) they spent two days in class practicing handwriting and 2) they had homework to practice handwriting. I said I was disappointed that she considered this 6th grade level work and asked for an explanation for why she was doing this kind of work in class and not something more substantial. I said I didn't consider handwriting a particularly important skill at this grade level (especially in social studies!)
I'm sorry, but I usually sit back and let the teachers do their jobs, but I find this egregious. I can't even begin to express my anger over the fact that someone thinks handwriting is going to help get a student into a good college! Please.