Let's talk about inequity in the classroom that doesn't seem like inequity at first glance.
I'll go first:
Offering extra credit points to students for buying and bringing in school supplies isn't equitable.
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I hate this practice. The teacher is inflating a student's grade based on their ability to buy stuff for the classroom. The grade has nothing to do with learned content. It's basically inflating a grade based on privilege.
Why are kids (parents) bringing supplies into the classroom? In California all consumable supplies are provided. The student loses a book. They get fined. They also get another book.
Many school districts give students an extra grade "bump" for taking AP classes. The districts, hoping to get on the best schools list that measures schools by how many AP tests are taken, require students to pay for (~$90) and take the AP tests if they want the "bump."
When my kids were in kindergarten, we had a really long list given to us of supplies that they would need, like your list. But there were other supplies that were odd, like cleaning supplies and facial tissues. It was to supply the classroom since the school board didn't.