The people who cannot read cursive include many children, teens, and adults (at all educational and socioeconomic levels, and with all,levels,of ability/disability ) who actually survived cursive classes.
When parents cannot read cursive, how will they help their own children learn to read cursive handwriting? How will parents who cannot read cursive help their children learn to write cursive, if the school or the district or the state requires cursive instruction?
When a new paragraph begins, its first sentence uses a slightly more cursive font than the first sentence of the previous paragraph — and the ”cursive-ness” continues to gradually increase from sentence to sentence. By the time the story ends, and usually before that point, the learner is reading 100% joined cursive with all the complexities of conventional cursive.