Most of the quotes focus on the legal value of cursive, but I find this point from the 2016-17 Department of Education manual most important:
Evidence reveals an advantage for handwriting using pen and paper over keyboarding for students in grades 2 to 6 for amount written, rate of word writing, and number of ideas expressed.
Handwriting is part of the experience of thought, in a way that typing is not. Personally, I find that cursive feels like part of thinking more than print.
Avoiding handwriting is avoiding thought.