[LFC Comments: This is another article on the Ohio State Representative race for District 61 between the incumbent Jamie Callender [R] and Adam Dudziak [D]. Mr. Dudziak provided us with his answers to our initial set of questions.
Here is a link to the first article : https://lobbyistsforcitizens.com/2020/06/23/state-rep-candidate-adam-dudziak-speaks-out-on-issues/
Since Mr. Dudziak’s strengths appears to be in education, we decided to follow-up with another series of questions to try to help our readers determine how Mr. Dudziak’s beliefs will impact his role as a State Representative.]
Mr. Dudziak’s Responses:
“I am in support of the Common Core to a certain extent. Standards and accountability are not a bad thing. My problem with education is that we are so focused on curriculum that we run short on time for many critical topics. These topics include but are not limited to:
-Mental and Emotional Health awareness (“covered in Health class” but we need more time and resources for this topic)
-Social justice/Injustice issues and awareness.
-More emphasis on financial literacy and career planning (again, “covered” but not enough time to dig deep)
-More time to learn about ethics, morals, being good people and citizens.
-More time to learn and respect different cultures (ie. African American history, positives of other countries, etc.)
My belief is that the Common Core should be the outline of what should be taught in school but local school boards should have more leeway to adjust this content as needed.
State testing is an expensive waste of time that will only show the correlation between socioeconomics and family structure. I can pretty much show you TODAY how school districts around Ohio will score on state tests next year (hint… their score will correlate to how much income is earned per family). We do not need to waste the money nor school time to jump through these hoops. ”