My youngest son battled to be a successful student in a public school. He had an IEP 7 weeks into his first grade year. He had the best teachers working every creative avenue they could think of to get him educated. 5 years of tears and building frustrations later. we were fortunate enough to get him into a school for dyslexic kids. Within 1 year, his writing and reading skills dramatically improved. His teachers thrive on his determination and motivation as much as he thrives on their designed instruction. A 750 word essay has become standard weekly work and he does it well. Schools designed for students who learn differently aren’t cheap. We’ve pulled out all the stops to get our now rising 8th grader the support and instruction he needed. I have an older son a rising junior who is succeeding in the public school system.