Friday, December 16, 2011

Students Debate at Kansas Statehouse

Students in Dustin Rimmey’s AP government class at Topeka High School got a unique opportunity this week. Students have been researching influential Supreme Court cases. In class, the students have been debating each other to determine what they believe is the most influential court case of all time.

Yesterday, students traveled to the Kansas Statehouse to continue their debates in a room that has seen many such debates over the years. The students did their dueling presentations in the old Kansas Supreme Court Chambers. “I feel this is an awesome way for the students to end their semester of studying government by discussing the actions of our court system at the capitol building,” said Rimmey.

Topeka State Senator Anthony Hensley, who has served in the Kansas legislature for 35years, joined Rimmey and the students in the discussion of the cases.