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Fairness, according to the left

This item keeps coming across my aggregator. This third grade teacher has a lesson using bandaids that the left seems to think is brilliant. The conclusion of the lesson is this:

Fair doesn’t mean everyone gets the same thing, fair means that everyone gets what they need to be successful.

No it doesn’t. In real life, not everyone is going to be successful. Some won’t try. Some will try and fail. To hand out materials and benefits to ensure that everyone has the same amount of success is not helping children. It causes them to become lazy and reliant on handouts from a beneficent authority figure. This is how people become cattle, dependent on others for their success.

Instead, teach them to become self reliant. Teach them that anything worth having is worth working for. Teach them that the joy of success after a struggle is something worth striving for.

4 replies on “Fairness, according to the left”

Conflating fairness with equity now? It’s bad enough they use equity for equality. I think enough people see through that now with the kids-outside-a-baseball-game meme that they need a new lie.

I hate that meme. Everyone is so happy that the kids are watching the game, all the while ignoring that the baseball players’ efforts and labor are being stolen by those who are peering over the fence and not buying a ticket.

I’ve always preferred “from each according to his need, to each according to his ability.”

I believe I first read that in a Stainless Steel Rat (Harry Harrison), or perhaps it was a Retief (Keith Laumer), novel.

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