I found this video this morning on the blog 2¢ Worth and couldn't resist the comparison to middle school students. Plus it's really funny.
Fairness, or at least the perception of fairness, becomes a driving force in the lives of adolescents and nowhere does it come to the surface most than in middle school. One of the greatest tensions for middle school students is balancing this incredible urge to be an individual and treated uniquely, and demanding that everybody be treated the same. The black and white approach becomes grey over the four years they spend with us, and that in and of itself may be one of the greatest accomplishments a middle level educator can claim.