Youth Services Law

Three-Year Old Racists?

According to an article this week in the Daily Mail, a mandatory reporting policy in Britain has resulted in students as young as preschool being accused of various kinds of intolerance.  The article's claims that the children's records will follow them into adulthood may be a bit overwrought, but there is not much doubt that the labels would make their later education more difficult.  If the facts in the article are accurate, it certainly appears to be another instance of well-meaning policies combined with overly broad definitions that have harsh unintended consequences.

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