What is fairness?

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Fairness is something that we talk about throughout our lives.  When we are young it is about someone taking a toy or doesn’t let us play or not getting the same size piece of cake.  When we get older it may be about tests, sports, chores and privileges at home.  With us adults we talk about fairness too.  Unfortunately many times when it does not seem ‘fair’ it ends up in court.
What does fairness mean to you?  When is it fair for everyone to get the do the same amount?
Is there ever a time when individuals get a different amount?
What would happen if we treated everyone the same no matter what?  What would that look like and is it fair?
I will discuss what it means to be fair and unfair later this week here, as we discuss it with all of our students in their classes.

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