That's funny. Until my post-seminary life when my wife and studied some non-Biblical Hebrew readings with a former professor at Hebrew Union I had never known cursive Hebrew myself. This is true of both Greek and Hebrew, but when we no longer focus on composition, the skill-set shifts and so all they are worried about is making sure students know the block letters. I don't do enough Hebrew writing though in order to keep with the cursive though and since all I read is in block, it's much the same. But then again, I'm also of the generation where I was taught in grade school the cursive letters in English, but other than a year or two after that, I never write in cursive except signing my name -- but even then some would wonder if you could really call my signature cursive "writing."
I wrote out a favorite Hebrew verse on the blackboard. When my prof entered the class, he took a long, staring look at the blackboard, and his face soon showed his puzzlement. It dawned on me later that he had never been taught Hebrew cursive. My prof was a PhD and well-established Hebrew Scholar. But I might as well have written hieroglyphics up on the board. He couldn't for the life of him decipher my cursive Hebrew.
What's funny is that as a Jewish kid going to Hebrew School, you learn the alphabet in block letters in kindergarten. But shortly thereafter, you learn to write cursively and never again write Hebrew out in the block letters. I would have a very hard time today writing out Hebrew block letters, since the cursive system is so ingrained in me. (It's much faster to write too!)