Linden Bateman’s art of the signature

BatemanLet the record be clear: Rep. Linden Bateman is really serious about handwriting.

And pretty darned good at the craft, too.

On Tuesday morning, the House Education Committee introduced the Idaho Falls Republican’s proposal requiring elementary schools to teach cursive handwriting. Later that afternoon, Bateman stopped by the Statehouse press bullpen for a little impromptu exhibition.

See it for yourself (although it isn’t quite the same as watching Bateman at work).

His handwriting style is self-taught, distinctive and graceful.

And yes, that is a hand-drawn eagle framing his signature.

Unique stuff indeed.

(To find out more about Bateman’s proposal, here’s Tuesday’s story  from Idaho Education News’ Clark Corbin.)


Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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