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Fair and Equal - What's the Difference?



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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.39

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    equally, equal, recall, based, exactly, exact, amount, between, difference, deserve, what, personal, enough, remember, than, same


Fair and Equal - What's the Difference?
By Mary Perrin
  

1     What is equal is not always fair. What is fair is not always equal. Are you confused by what you just read? Let me explain what I mean in those two sentences. First, the words "fair" and "equal" do not mean the same thing. Equal means "exactly alike." Pretend that you got ten dollars from your aunt for your birthday in March. Your brother also got ten dollars for his birthday in July. Your aunt is treating you and your brother equally. She is giving you both exactly the same amount of money - even though you are two years older than your brother.
 
2     Your parents may treat you in a different way than they treat your younger brother. Your parents are trying to be fair with you. Fair means that you give or take based on your personal needs, not anyone else's. You are older than your brother. His bedtime is eight o'clock. Your bedtime is nine o'clock. Your parents are not treating you the same or as .....
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