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Zero Tolerance Policies in American Schools - In all grades of education, from kindergarten to college, there is a form of discipline known as a zero tolerance policy. While the exact wording is different from school to school, basically a zero tolerance policy means that a student is immediately suspended, asked to attend an alternative school, or expelled if they are suspected or caught doing certain things. These policies are in place to hopefully deter students from doing drugs or being violent, but the ethics behind them are questionable....   [tags: zero tolerance, drug policy, school rules]
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The Impact of Zero Tolerance Policies - The zero tolerance policies that date back to the mid-1990’s originally targeted issues such as drugs and weapons. Over time, schools have broadened their list of punishable offenses, creating more disciplinary issues. These policies in public schools enforce punishment, in the form of expulsion or suspension, on students in response to certain rule violations. The goal of these policies is to promote the safety of all students and staff. If rules are broken, students are punished without exceptions....   [tags: lack or leniency and rationalization, punishment] 1392 words
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Drawbacks of the Zero Tolerance Policy - Your phone rings while you are at work and you see that it is your child’s school. You answer the phone and the school’s principal tells you that your child has been suspended for one month for bringing a plastic knife in his/her lunch box. You are scheduled for hearings that have no meaning because the decision is irreversible. These are some of the effects of a zero-tolerance policy. Zero tolerance policies should be eliminated because they disproportionately affect African-American and urban youth, continue to feed the cradle to prison pipeline, create a prison culture in urban communities, and provide a devastating long-term outcome for youth....   [tags: violence in school, inflexible policy]
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Zero Tolerance in Schools - Contemporary Issue Paper Zero tolerance has become the latest contemporary educational issue for the Christian school leader. Zero tolerance policies mandate predetermined consequences for specific offenses. According to a government study, more than three quarters of all U.S. schools reported having zero tolerance policies (Holloway, 2002). Systematic guidelines of enforcing zero tolerance require educational leaders to impose a predetermined punishment, regardless of individual culpability or extenuating circumstances (Gorman & Pauken, 2003)....   [tags: Education]
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Death Penalty: Zero Tolerance - Just the very mentioning of the “death penalty” can bring out a fury in most people. Those for the death penalty argue that it creates deterrence, punishment, and justice. While those that oppose the death penalty argue about the risk of executing an innocent person or life in prison is a worst punishment. Crime is an obvious element of society and something needs to deter people from committing criminal acts. The question lies in the methods and actions in which to deal with each crime. As a nation, we must have zero tolerance for horrific crimes such as murder and we must have a just punishment for a crime to insure some control over criminals....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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Zero Tolerance on Bullying - ... Although bulling is known to cause physical and emotional pain to their victims and many tragedies have taken place because of it, there are many, that argue, that bullying is just a part of growing up, and it is something that children just have to experience or learn to deal with on their own, or they will never learn to deal with future problems without having someone come to their aid. Many students that witness the bulling do not intervene out of fear that they will be bullied themselves....   [tags: society, emotion, cyber, victims]
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Zero Tolerance - Schools need to maintain a disciplined and safe learning environment. There are many disciplinary actions that are in use today and although some can disagree about the amount of discipline that is best for maturing children, it is reasonable to be in agreement that a positive learning environment begins with physical and emotional safety. School safety includes a broad range of matters, including, fighting, bullying, drugs, alcohol, weapons, and etc. Many schools use varying methods in an effort to maintain school safety....   [tags: Education]
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Zero Tolerance Policies - Zero tolerance policies, dating back to the mid-1990’s originally targeted issues such as drugs and weapons. Over time, schools have broadened their list of conflicts, punishing more children. These policies in public schools enforce punishment in the form of expulsion or suspension on students in response to certain rule violations. The goal of these policies is to promote the safety of all students and staff, therefore if rules are broken, students are punished without exceptions. I oppose the zero tolerance policy in public schools because of the lack of leniency and rationalization....   [tags: issues, consequences, alternatives, injustices] 835 words
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Is the Vision of Zero Tolerance In or Out of Focus? - Trust and shared vision unify the facets of interpersonal resources leaders, direct or guide as employees, navigate through the structured network of relationships that encompasses the cooperative relationship of shared vision, shared values, and mutual goals (Frisina & Frisina, 2011; Li, 2005; McLeod & Young, 2005; Rodríguez-Campos, 2007). Faithfulness and dependability of purpose, move the organization forward from an expected ideal state or big picture whereas the behavior of the leadership becomes the forecaster of organizational performance (Frisina & Frisina, 2011; McLeod & Young, 2005; Rodríguez-Campos, 2007)....   [tags: CSR, strategic vision, leadership behavior]
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The Zero Tolerance Policy: Justified or Unreasonable? - The zero tolerance policy has become a national controversy in regards to the solid proven facts that it criminalizes children and seems to catch kids who have no intention of doing harm. Although, there has been substantial evidence to prove that the policies enforced in many schools have gone far beyond the extreme to convict children of their wrongdoing. The punishments for the act of misconduct have reached a devastating high, and have pointed students in the wrong direction. Despite the opinions of administrators and parents, as well as evidence that zero tolerance policies have deterred violence in many public and private schools, the rules of conviction and punishment are unreasonable...   [tags: Behavior Management ]
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Use and Application of the Zero Tolerance Policy in American Schools - In an effort to maintain peace, safety and a disciplined environment conducive to effective teaching and learning, many schools have adopted the zero tolerance policy. This philosophy was originally created in the 1990’s as an approach towards drug enforcement to address the rampant use, possession and sales of drugs in schools (Jones, 2013). Today, this policy is used to mandate the application of pre-determined consequences of violation of stated rules. These rules may pertain to a number of issues; drugs, bullying, theft, and corporal punishment....   [tags: education, school policy]
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Zero Tolerance - This week I picked up some code from a colleague for review. To me, part and parcel of the review process is rebuilding the code - I want to check that I get the same hex (i.e., output) file as has been checked in to our version control system for release. And sure enough, this time I did. But I also got 16 warning messages. The compiler spat out a variety of messages, including warnings of integer truncation, and what looked like notes the developer had written to himself - "This could be done faster with pointers" and the like....   [tags: Information Technology] 714 words
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Zero Tolerance - Zero Tolerance      There are many disciplinary actions that have been used and are still in use in order to deal with problems in the school system today. However, it seems that zero tolerance is now the most widely used and most controversial policy that has came into effect. Zero tolerance means absolutely no mercy for students when accused of doing something wrong. This policy leaves no room at all for error. These cases are not judged for their individual qualities. They are all treated the same regardless of the circumstances....   [tags: School System Education Discipline Essays] 745 words
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Zero Tolerance - Zero Tolerance: Doubtful Indeed Many schools around the country have been faced with violence and even actual deaths. Take the incident at Columbine, for example. Many schools for this very reason have proposed and in some cases even imposed a policy called, The Zero Tolerance Policy. The article, ”Taking Zero Tolerance to the Limit” by Jesse Katz, is about the absolute ban of drugs and weapons in schools. It doesn’t work. It doesn’t work because it punishes everyone for the problems of few, it’s too extreme and there is still no clear line between what is a drug and what is a weapon....   [tags: essays research papers] 774 words
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Zero Tolerance Policy of Education in America - Zero Tolerance Policy of Education in America In Bedford, Texas, a 16-year-old honor student was expelled after a security guard noticed a kitchen knife on the floor of the student's car. The knife apparently had fallen unnoticed as the student carted some of his grandmother's possessions to Goodwill. He was ordered to spend a year in a juvenile-justice education program and banished from district property and school-sponsored activities....   [tags: Papers] 1369 words
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Should They Stay or Should They Go?: A Look at Zero-Tolerance Policies in Schools - Who hasn’t heard of the Columbine shooting, where in the spring of 1999 in Littleton, Colorado over a dozen people where killed and many others were wounded at the hands of two students. Or even more recently, who does not know about the Virginia Tech massacre where a single student killed thirty-two people and wounded over twenty more. University of Texas, California State University, San Diego State University, the list of school violence is long and heart-breaking. Students and teachers have lost their lives by the dozens to gunmen that carried a grudge for some reason or another....   [tags: Violence ]
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Criminalization at School: Zero-Tolerance Discipline Policies Might Be Damaging to Students - ... Research has confirmed that fewer attention and resources to students yield poor educational achievement and poor behavioral outcomes. The inadequacies of failing schools such as a lack of experienced teachers and guidance counselors, advanced instruction, early intervention programs, extracurricular activities, and safe, well equipped facilities. Moreover, the overuse of suspensions, expulsions and arrests is itself a reflection of this lack of resources. Ultimately, under-resourced schools force many of its students into second-class educational environments that neglect their needs and make them feel disengaged from their schools (NAACP, 2005)....   [tags: suspension, dropout, and incarceration]
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Putting an End to School Violence – Is Zero Tolerance the Solution? - Putting an End to School Violence – Is a Zero Tolerance Policy the Solution. There are very few people today who are unaware of the violence in schools. As college students we live in a world that is desperate to find prevention methods against violence. That makes this issue important to today's college students, considering the fact that we are the generation that could have been involved and directly effected by a school shooting like Columbine. Is this how we want our school systems to be when our children enroll....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1488 words
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Schools Should Eliminate the Use of Zero-Tolerance Policies - The public schools of the United States, despite their proud past, are currently experiencing many difficulties. They seem to be under constant scrutiny and pressure to produce higher academic achievement and at the same time are being criticized by large segments of society. It is no secret that the environment which students experience in the public schools has changed greatly over the past twenty to thirty years, but there are many possible reasons for this; most of these explanations do not place the blame squarely on the schools themselves....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 970 words
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Issues Evolved from Illegal Immigration and Their History - America as a whole has come to be defined by a single phrase, “Give us your poor, your tired, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” written by young immigrant from Portugal, Emma Lazarus, and engraved on the Statue of Liberty. With more and more people entering the country, the United States quickly evolved into the ultimate melting pot that it is today. As time has moved on America remains welcoming to the millions of immigrants. However, entry into the United States has become much more complicated....   [tags: zero tolerance policies]
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The LGBT Community and Bullying at School - ... After giving a thorough definition of bulling the video will then provide statistics so the students, faculty and staff understand how big of an issue LGBT bullying has become. Next, the video will give real life stories concerning students that were bullied due to their sexual orientation and the fatal outcomes that can come from bullying to include suicide. I think having real life accounts of students who are really puts things into perspective, because they are able to see how their actions can cause pain not only for the student but for their families and the community....   [tags: education, zero tolerance policy] 706 words
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The Devastating Consequences of Zero Tolerance and School Discipline Policies - Over the course of creating a critical reflective journal there is one experience that stands out. It was a visit to George Washington Community School, an urban school in Indianapolis Indiana, to observe the role of teacher preparation. During this visit my intent was to observe the concept of formal, common, and frozen registry for communication between teachers, students, staff, and community. During this exposure I was able to see discipline in a school setting in new and revealing way. I would like to present this experience and the interplay of registers of communication regarding discipline of students during a school day....   [tags: students, schools, students]
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Culture affects Domestic Violence - Domestic violence is the act of violence or abuse against a person living in one’s household, especially a member of one’s immediate family (Dictionary.com). I believe that domestic violence is affected by culture. In many communities, domestic violence is not a big topic, but to many women in different cultures; it is an event many women deal with everyday. Domestic violence is more common in other cultures and culture can affect women’s rights. Throughout many cultures around the world, domestic violence is present among their communities, and even the domestic violence rate in America is higher than other cultures that have respect for women’s rights, such as Spain....   [tags: Zero Tolerance, Abuse]
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The Broken Windows Theory Set The Standards of Law Enforcement - Introduction: Many experts look at experts’ looks at data and research. Great experts find out and test their research. Traditional old concepts of police work caused many to venture and test anything. George Kelling and James Q. Wilson analyzed and tested their hypothesis. I will break down their “Broken Windows Theory” and how this has changed law enforcement today. Topic I. The Broken Windows set the standards for law enforcement. A. Early Beginnings of the Broken Windows theory. B. Specific arguments regarding the Broken Windows theory....   [tags: zero tolerance, crime, police job]
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Bullying: A Problem Legislation Cannot Solve - The years students spend within the school environment can be some of the most exciting, enjoyable, rewarding, and memorable years of their lives; making new friends, attending dances, having parities, joining clubs. These years can also be memorable for another reason; bullying. No doubt the time spent in the educational environment can have a significant impact on not only the present quality of students’ lives but also on their future; into young adulthood and beyond. It is with this understanding that parents and educators wish to do what is within their power in order to prevent bullying, and assure a positive present and future for every student....   [tags: zero tolerance, educational environment, bullying]
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Problems in the Educational System for Boys - In the past decade there has been a decline of boy graduating from high school. In fact by 2004, 54% of the youth dropping out of high school were boys. 23% in 2005 were Hispanic, 11% were African Americans and 6 % White (Services, 2008). A decline of boys entering college; of those that do enter college they drop out or it takes them longer to finish. Questions have arisen to what is going on, why this is happening and ideas on how to fix the problems. It is suggested that one of the reasons that boys are having problems is in the classroom curriculum....   [tags: Zero Tolerance, Corporal Punishment]
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The The First Actual Drunk Driving Arrest Happened in 1897 in London by George Smith - Drunk driving began long before automobiles were even invented. Drinking played a large part in seafaring as well. Alcohol played an important part in many civilizations for a simple reason. A constant source of clean water is harder to come by than you might think. Without modern materials and methods, stored water quickly stagnates.The first actual drunk driving arrest happened in 1897 in London by George Smith. They've also made an amendment to the U.S constitution in 1920, it had also been a law that was called Volstead act.In 1910, New York became the first state to adopt drunk and driving laws was New York....   [tags: DUI, zero tolerance, volstead act] 569 words
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If I had it my way, I would tone down the zero tolerance act. It - If I had it my way, I would tone down the zero tolerance act. It just punishes too harshly for some things. I think that it needs to distinguish the difference between minor problems, like playing with a toy gun, and major problems, like having drugs. Zero Tolerance The zero tolerance policies call for students to receive automatic suspensions or expulsions as punishment for certain offenses, primarily those involving weapons, threats, or drugs. I agree that safety is an important concern in schools, but sometimes the zero tolerance policy is taken too far....   [tags: Economics] 513 words
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No Tolerance - The issue of school safety is a concern shared between teachers, students, parents, administration and the community. Providing a safe and proactive school action plan is essential to an effective and excelling education for every student. This plan must include alternatives to the zero tolerance policies set forth by the adoption of the Gun Free Schools Act of 1994. Through the effective use of this policy the Union Colony Charter School will create a better foundation of trust between all stakeholders....   [tags: School Safety Policy, Behavioral Support]
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Religious Tolerance and Humanism - Introduction An old history teacher of mine once said that people are incapable of seeing the endless things they share when these common aspects of life stand in the shadow of their few differences. The differences of which he spoke promote unwarranted bias and prevent the advancement of all of humanity and even promote acts of war. Chief among those differences is religious belief. People treat people with a different religion with such great intolerance. They will either discriminate or commit hate crimes just to get their point across....   [tags: religion, intolerance, religious beliefs]
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The Illegal Steroid Use in The Major League Baseball - The purpose in constructing this report is to take a look and study the illegal steroid use in Major League Baseball, and possible ways it can be exempt from the game forever. Use of performance enhancing drugs is cheating and causes inequalities, in which new repercussions should be implemented. These new rules should include a zero tolerance level, records stripped and not being rewarded of their accomplishments; which is to include banishment from an admittance into the Hall of Fame. Furthermore, it causes major health concerns and could end a player’s career, along with mitigating health problems down the road....   [tags: testosterone, hormone, tolerance]
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Teacher and Student Rights - Teacher and Student rights have been evolving ever since the 60’s and 70’s. Prior to this, teachers substituted as the students’ parents while they at school, “en loco parentis”. Now, teachers have been restricted from laying a single hand on students or even saying anything that may offend them. In addition to strict regulations for teachers, they also implemented more limitations on students. Although I don’t think that teachers or students should be allowed to say and do whatever they please, there are some laws that need to be changed....   [tags: regulation, tolerance, speech] 635 words
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Preventing Bullying in School - Now more than ever, bullying has become more common among students in schools. “It can be as direct as teasing, hitting, or threatening, or as indirect as exclusions, rumors or manipulation (Garrett, 2003).” However, it is defined, bullying cannot be dismissed as child’s play. It can be a humiliating or terrifying experience, and at its worst can lead to retaliation or suicide. For instance, Tyler Long, 17, was a fun loving student that enjoyed the normal kid things such as: karate, playing video games, and even inspired to go to college in the future....   [tags: classmates, tolerance, evidence, teacher] 912 words
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The Community Tolerance Test - When an indecent or obscene act takes place being tolerant to it doesn’t exactly mean you are not being put at risk with these acts. The Community Tolerance Test (CSTT) is designed to look at what the society can tolerant compared to what they do or do not prefer. The Harm-based Test is made to charge any act of indecency that is harmful or has any risk of harm towards an individual or society. This is why between the CSTT and the Harm Test, It is best to use the Harm Test when determining the obscene and the indecent acts in Canada as it looks more towards the safety of individuals and society in general....   [tags: Inaappropriate Content, Society, Tolerance]
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Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi - Captivity in Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi, is a strongly emphasized theme. Fideaus the protagonist is constantly constrained and surveilled within the realms of the Egyptian society subsequently being emotionally, and twice literally, captive. The significance of captivity in Woman at Point Zero is not only for plot or dramatic effect. In the writing of Woman At Point Zero Nawal El Saadawi wishes to inform the reader about the captivity felt by some women in suppressive countries. In this way, she means the protagonist Firdaus to not only represent one woman but many....   [tags: Woman at Point Zero] 1294 words
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Tolerance, Liberalism, and Community - Tolerance, Liberalism, and Community ABSTRACT: The liberal principle of tolerance limits the use of coercion by a commitment to the broadest possible toleration of rival religious and moral conceptions of the worthy way of life. While accepting the communitarian insight that moral thought is necessarily rooted in a social self with conceptions of the good, I argue that this does not undermine liberal tolerance. There is no thickly detailed way of life so embedded in our self-conceptions that liberal neutrality is blocked at the level of reflection....   [tags: Tolerance Liberal Community Essays]
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Deism and Changes in Religious Tolerance in America - Deism and Changes in Religious Tolerance in America       Religious conscience in America has evolved considerably since the first settlers emigrated here from Europe. Primary settlements were established by Puritans and Pilgrims who believed "their errand into the wilderness [America] was above all else a religious errand, and all institutions - town meeting, school, church, family, law-must faithfully reflect that fact" (Gaustad 61). However, as colonies grew, dissenters emerged to challenge Puritan authority; indeed, many of them left the church to join untraditional religious sects such as "the Ranters, the Seekers, the Quakers, the Antinomians, and the Familists" (Westbrook 26)....   [tags: Deism Religious Tolerance]
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The History of Zero - ... The ancient Babylonians had a sexageimal system of counting that was based on the number 60. Most cultures during this time were based their number system on 5, 10, 20 counting system however, the ancient Babylonians was different. “Unlike the other digits in the Babylonian system, zero never was allowed to stand alone- for good reason. A lone zero always misbehaves. At the very least it does not behave the way others number do”(Seife, Charles. Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea. New York: Viking, 2000....   [tags: place holder, nothing, mathematics] 1550 words
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A Key to Tolerance - ... Especially on paragraph 1 Squeaky mentioned, “I don’t have much work to do around the house like some girls... All I have to do in life is mind my Brother Raymond, which is enough.” In other words, taking care of Raymond was the only job and responsibility for Squeaky. Clearly, both Doodle’s brother and Squeaky displayed tolerance to ones who are disabled, by the end of both stories, they leaned how to amend their mistakes and show acceptance toward others.      Conversely, a difference relating to tolerance found in “Raymond’s Run” and “The Scarlet Ibis” is how Squeaky show acceptance towards her younger brother Raymond while on the other hand, Brother does not know the importance of ac...   [tags: disabled, sibling, acceptance] 532 words
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The Contemplation of Zero - Prompt: Tell us about zero. Zero, zilch, zip, nada, naught, nil - frequent expressions used to express nothing or a lack of something. It is a concept often not thought about today. However, some of the greatest thinkers of the past spent a lot of time contemplating nothing. It was these thoughts that allowed the Arabic numeral system to gain prevalence in the western world, spreading over continents through the transportation of goods and the waging of wars. Today, many modern concepts and technologies rely entirely on the existence of zero....   [tags: mathematics, numeral, algebra] 587 words
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The History of the Number Zero - Zero is where it all begins. The use of zero is well known today. But where did it come from. Everything is created, it does not just show up. The use of zero predates the twenty-first century. It is one of the largest controversies of all time. Present day math and even ancient math would not have been the same without it. Zero was conspicuously absent from most early number systems and all earlier civilizations. So where did it come from. No one knows exactly where and when it was invented, nor who invented it....   [tags: mathematics, place value]
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A Need for Religious Tolerance - It is possible for us to compromise in many fields including religion. Many religious figures and scientists agreed that it is actually the paradoxical nature that the world itself makes compromise condition of human living. However, we cannot deny that in our lives there are two kinds of excess, fanaticism and consumerism. On one hand we face the extreme of violence, but on the other hand we face consumerism. To avoid many unnecessary conflicts coming from the two extremes tolerance is essential....   [tags: conflict, non-judgmental, beliefs] 598 words
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The Mechanisms of Cocaine Tolerance - ... After multiple exposures to the environments and injections, all rats were exposed to a dose lethal to drug-naïve rats, but not to “tolerant” rats. Half the rats received the injection in the normal drug-related environment, and the other half received the drug in the saline-related environment. The rats that received the drug in the “expected” environment fared much better than those that received the drug in the “unexpected” environemt (i.e., most of the rats in this group died). Conclusions about the role of the environment can be drawn from this study specifically because all the rats had the same previous history with the opiate being delivered....   [tags: environment, conditioning, drug] 1309 words
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Looking for Tolerance in a Postmodern World - ... We are not to walk away from sin we are to run. God makes it clear. Sin is not a bargaining tool that we allow certain sins to be more deadly than others are. Sin is sin. The first century morality was not unlike our twenty-first century morality. Premarital and extra-marital affairs exist in both. Prostitution is common in both centuries. The speed in which sexual perverseness can occur in today’s society can occur at a much more rapid rate due to the Internet, however, with the same outcome as it was then, the defiling of one’s body, a body that belongs to God....   [tags: christian, sin, morality] 662 words
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Everything about the Number Zero - ... 1/0 and 2/0 would both equal infinity, and this would mean that by substitution 1/0 = 2/0. Then you could multiply both sides by 0 you would get 1 = 2. Why You Can’t Divide By Zero Cont. Dividing by zero creates a problem that catches people off guard that aren’t paying attention to details. x = y Then x2 = xy. Subtract the same thing from both sides: x2 - y2 = xy - y2. Dividing by (x-y), obtain x + y = y. Since x = y, we see that 2 y = y. Thus 2 = 1, since we started with y nonzero....   [tags: mathematical concepts]
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Tolerance of Multiculturalism and Multiethnicity - When a person says Tolerance what do you think of. If you don’t know the definition do you just think about the last time the word tolerant or tolerance was used. For example, I can’t tolerate you blacks or I can’t tolerate you whites. I assume that a person is saying that they can’t stand white people or black people. Tolerance is respect; it’s the ability or willingness to tolerate something or someone. In the world there are a lot of intolerant people and intolerant events that go on. I don’t think one person could cover all the intolerance things that go on and that’s needed to be addressed....   [tags: racism, ignorance, discrimination]
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Origin of the Number Zero - As ancient numerical systems came to be and evolved over time, so did the number zero. Zero did not seem to be an obvious start to the natural numbers to the mathematicians who pioneered the different number systems of the past. Having a symbol that meant basically “nothing” appeared in a few cultures but usually long after the initial creation of the culture’s number system and sometimes was a controversial idea. (Textbook) The delay in adding zero to the number systems was most likely because in most cultures the earliest number systems were additive....   [tags: systems, number, cultures, symbols] 904 words
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Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality - Calling for a Re-Write Homosexuality has been a controversial topic for hundreds of years now and has grown in awareness and acceptance over time. Past mentions of the subject can even be seen in older works of literature and art although it was not easily found because of the lack of understanding or “Androgynous” context, according to author, John Boswell author of, Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality. It was not until the past 50 or so years that same sex marriage and gay rights began to make a huge up rise and today is seen as common and for the most part socially acceptable....   [tags: John Boswell, Homosexuality]
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Woman At Point Zero and The Metamorphosis - Thesis Statement: The absence of mother in the protagonist’s life in Woman At Point Zero and The Metamorphosis contributes greatly to their alienation. ‘All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my Mother’ -Abraham Lincoln.’1 Alienation: a withdrawing or separation of a person, or a person’s affections from an object or position of former attachment4. Alienation is a key theme present in Woman at Point Zero2 and The Metamorphosis3 by Nawaal El Saadawi and Franz Kafka respectively which is approached in different ways....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison]
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Environmental Characteristics of Net Zero - ... The second character is the use of renewable energy source and energy harvesting; before going deeper in those principles, let’s get a proper definition and approach of them. • Renewable energy sources include fuel sources that restore themselves over short periods of time and do not diminish. Such energy sources include the sun, wind, moving water, organic plant and waste material (eligible biomass), and the earth's heat (geothermal), (EPA, 3/2014). • Energy harvesting (also known as power harvesting or energy scavenging) is defined as the processes of capturing and collecting ambient energy and converting them into electricity for a device, a machine, a car or even a building to be se...   [tags: energy buildings, energy efficiency] 733 words
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Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero by - ... 2008) Transcendentalists hold to the belief that “all is one.” This worldview is evidenced in the documentary through the testimony of a conservative Rabbi who declares that “Everything is one. God isn’t anywhere.” Using this worldview, if the events of 9-11 are a part of all, and all is God, then there is no hope in which to hold onto as a means of dealing with the evil acts executed that day. Therefore, the Rabbi clings to the only good thing he can find in the midst of the tragedy - the final voice messages left to loved ones just moments before their death....   [tags: Helen Whitney, transcendentalism] 831 words
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Howard Gardner and Project Zero - Howard Gardner is the “John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Adjunct Professor of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine, and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero” (Gardner bio, Multiple Intelligences and Education, MI Theory, and Project Zero). As director of Project Zero, it provided and environment that Gardner could begin the exploration of human cognition (Multiple Intelligences and Education). Project Zero colleagues have been designing assessment and the use of multiple intelligences (MI) to realize more personalized curriculum, instruction, and teaching methods; and the quality of crossing...   [tags: Cognitive Science]
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Woman At Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi - Firdaus sheds her last grain of virtue. In doing so, she realizes the truth of her society. Seeing what a woman is and does in Egypt, her home, she sees the only way out of the situation. Firdaus, through her desire to be become a human being who was not looked upon with discontent; she finds that a successful prostitute was better than a misled saint. Throughout her life, Firdaus had incurred the abuse that her society inflicted on women. Firstly, her father treating her not wrongly, but the way that daughters had always been treated....   [tags: Nawal El Saadawi Point Zero] 1089 words
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Building Tolerance through Spirituality - ... In regards to the rights of homosexual couples being modeled and adapted accordingly with those of heterosexual couples is morally an obligation. according to Chaffe, “Ethics The study of values that govern our moral character and our relationships with other people. Ethical concepts include right and wrong, good and bad, just and unjust, fair and unfair, responsible and irresponsible.” Therefore, it is morally just, responsible, fair, good, and right to allow people of any sexual persuasion who has devoted their life to another in the type of relationship that is modeled after a union that constitutes monogamous vows to be afforded the same type legal rights and differentiation is ethic...   [tags: higher conciousness, homosexual unions]
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Wayfinding in Zero Visibility - ... Firefighters must always be aware of their locations during rescue so that they themselves do not become the victims. This article, written by Tim Robinson for Fire Engineering Magazine, does an excellent job of providing various new methods for keeping a cool head in situations of blindness on the perceptual level and conceptual level, as well as defining the concepts of route strategies and map strategies. Tim Robinson is an 18-year veteran of Concord Fire Department and is program coordinator for fire officer programs at the New Hampshire Fire Academy....   [tags: fires, incidents] 607 words
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From Hero to Zero - ... (Lorring 1) Lorring states that in chapter twenty four Walton told Victor that wanting to know too much could be dangerous in this case “ignorance is bliss”. Seeing his mother die from an illness upset him. Marry Shelley the author of Frankenstein says “thought, that if I could bestow animation upon lifeless matter, I might in process of time . . . renew life where death had apparently devoted the body to corruption” (58). The death of his mother made him want to stop death in general. He did not want anyone to go through the death he went through....   [tags: tragic hero, VIctor Frankenstein] 1969 words
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The Museum of Tolerance - The Museum of Tolerance The Museum of Tolerance focuses on two central themes: The history of racism and prejudice in the American experience and the Holocaust- man’s inhumanity to man. The issues of human rights, racism, and responsibility are discussed. The responsibility of each individual person is to speak up in opposition of extermination of another race and stop another Holocaust. World War II and Hitler, the German leader was intent on conquests and war, but he needed a scapegoat to blame and the Jews were headed for genocide....   [tags: Papers] 451 words
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Religious Tolerance Increases Global Interactions - In the 1400, Europe was dominantly Christian, but also served as a home to many Muslims and Jews that inhabited the surrounding areas. Europe; however, was the site of the first major religious conflict. For more than 300 years countless religious crusades were waged by European Christians and Muslims. This conflict was termed at the “holy war.” Inevitably this war converted into conquest as each conflicting religion tried to prove superior. America was discovered in the year 1492 by Christopher Columbus....   [tags: social acceptance, global unity]
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The Social Comparison Theory: Being a Zero - ... Jolanda Veldhuis, Elly Konijn, Hanneke Hoogervorst, and Tanya Beliaeva (2010) claim that female adolescents are most susceptible to feeling inadequate and dissatisfied with their bodies after looking at thin models in media that have been photoshopped in order to make them appear to be unattainably perfect. The authors also claim that the inadequacy that the young girls feel may lead to negative outcomes such as eating disorders or the seeking out of unnecessary plastic surgeries (Veldhuis, Konjin, Hoogervorst, Beliaeva, 2010)....   [tags: body image, media, anorexia]
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The Ground Zero Mosque: An Insult to America - September 11, 2001, one of the most infamous and controversial dates in the history of the United States will be engraved in the minds of millions forever and is once more a resurfacing issue. On this horrendous date in time, Islamic terrorists hijacked a pair of commercial airplanes and flew them into the Twin Towers, murdering thousands and causing millions in damage. Nearly a decade later, an Islamic religious group named the Cordoba Initiative is stirring up more trouble and is planning to construct a mosque within only blocks away from ground zero itself....   [tags: argumentative essay]
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