By John Nathan, June 25, 2009
An Ofsted report revealed this week that pupils as young as four are being excluded from schools.
It was the latest instalment in the ongoing debate about how we treat children, a debate in which we could do worse than consult Dr Janusz Korczak.
He it was who founded the Warsaw Ghetto Jewish orphanage in an ultimately futile attempt to protect 300 children from the Nazis. His writings became the basis for the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.