Zero tolerance isn’t a bad concept. We should have zero tolerance for some things like pedophilia, rape or communism ;). The problem with zero tolerance in schools is that they usually adopt it in response to something silly and then take it to ludicrous lengths so that a picture of a pirate with a sword becomes a weapon violation.
“Zero tolerance isnt a bad concept. We should have zero tolerance for some things like pedophilia, rape or communism ;). The problem with zero tolerance in schools is...”
You are correct, of course, when you acknowledge that the two words can have merit when used literally. We seem to agree when the two words are used to refer to a certain doctrine used in schools, the doctrine often produces absurd results.
I predict those results when the “doctrine” rather than the two words is used anywhere.
We probably agree as well that Zero Tolerance mind-numbingly recognizes only the self-serving aspects of a factual setting, Many of us at an early age experienced Zero Tolerance when our over-worked mother did not have time to sort out the issues (just do it, because I said so, etc.).. But that was in the security of our own homes and with a mother who we knew loved us. The State provides neither security or love.