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Can't we all be equal?

With recent events in the United States with nationwide protests against the death of Floyd George while in Police custody, there has been a clamor for educational reform to make education more equitable for minorities and marginalized groups. One approach to make education more equitable is to provide additional support for those minorities in order to attain more equal educational outcomes.  We have probably all seen the graphic below illustrating the differences between equality and equity. Equity involves providing sufficient resources as needed to remove an inequality so all have the same outcome. However, with equity in education comes a paradox: the education system must treat individuals unequally in order to create equality of outcome. This can be contrasted with equality of opportunity, each individual is granted an equal opportunity to pursue their own unequal outcomes. Historically speaking, equal opportunity has resulted in the liberty of the individual take, for example,