Imagine three children come to a table to have lunch. One child is seated and ready to eat. Another child is also seated, but their chair is unstable, and they worry it might break. The other child has no seat at all. Now, imagine the table represents the classroom, and lunch represents the educational curriculum. Of those children, only one of them has what they need to take in what they were given without barriers negatively impacting the experience. Equality says to make sure each child has the same amount of time to eat and is served the same lunch. Equity, however, ensures each person has the resources they need to address those barriers first.