How Fair is Education?

In my studies last year I came across this illustration that made me question my purpose and role as a teacher. As teachers we have a mammoth task of getting all our students to achieve the same goal. In this illustration  all the animals must climb the tree in order to be selected for whatever purpose. As you already know the monkey can outdo the other animals because he has been climbing trees all his life. The bird may have some skills and he can always use his wings to his advantage. The dog, the walrus, the fish, the elephant and the penguin do not stand a chance in this competition. 

What do you think?

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