In celebration of African American History Month the High School students participated in a mock debate regarding the merits of the details in the landmark case, Brown vs. Board of Education.
Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka,347 U.S. 483, was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.
Students were divided into two teams representing both sides of this issue. One team represented the Pro-Education separation by races while the other team argued the merits of the side that believed Against-Education should not be separated by race. Each team designated one student to begin with an opening argument statement. The remaining members of each team then presented arguments in support of their side, followed by a counterpoint by opposing team.
Students presentations clearly demonstrated a high level of research and preparation. Passion was definitely evident. The racially diverse teams conducted themselves with maturity and respect. As expected this was a very highly sensitive topic we commend the students on both sides for respectfully engaging in the exercise in a mature manner.