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zero tolerance

absolutely no toleration of even the smallest infraction of a rule. Because of the zero tolerance rule, the kindergartner was expelled from school because his mother accidentally left a table knife in his lunch box.
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26) Zero tolerance policies may not be racialized in theory, but the
Our empirical analyses relate the aggregate number of fatalities in each state in each year, or the distribution of BAC in those fatalities, to an indicator for the presence of a zero tolerance law and controls.
Legal problems with zero tolerance are most likely to arise in cases involving the following issues: harassment, labor contracts, disability, and discriminatory practices by companies.
Reyes provides an excellent but frightening account of the zero tolerance policies and their impact on the most vulnerable students at the K-12 level.
Tougher rules for offenders in Alberta jails also include the following: Zero tolerance of drug use and possession by offenders.
We practise zero tolerance but we call it 100 per cent enforcement.
New allegations continue to and bishops have not yet inspired confidence by trading years of indifference for the unseemly zealotry of zero tolerance.
Priests in Boston, Detroit, and Miami who have been affected by the zero tolerance policy--a policy adopted by the U.
Zero tolerance was born of a need for image recuperation and from an authentic attempt to reply to popular outrage.
Zero tolerance stems from a two-decade-old study by two conservative social scientists who proposed the "broken windows" thesis: if people are allowed to break windows with impunity, not only do smaller crimes lead to more serious ones, but the "disordered" appearance of the neighborhood perpetrates criminal disorder (Wilson and Kelling, 1982).
For Jeffrey Sanker to outwardly lie about the drug issue at his parties--"We have a zero tolerance policy for drugs"--is regretful and sad [Behind the Headlines, April 24].
But perhaps the best example of Mejia's resolve to fight fraud is the company's Zero Tolerance newsletter--a colorful account of real-life swindles that have been unearthed and reallife criminals who have been undone.
More than half (53 per cent) of non-drivers were opposed to the zero tolerance, with this figure rising to 77 per cent among drivers.
Proponents, like the two national teacher unions, say zero tolerance is a disciplinary equalizer that leaves no wiggle room - for either administrators or students accused of wrongdoing.