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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's try to break those two sentences down. 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 the exact 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 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 equals. They are being fair to you. They are treating you a little different from your brother because you are old enough to stay up a little later.
 
3     Recall the difference between fair and equal using only fourteen words. To remember what equal means say "One for you, and one .....
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