I found this quote the other day, and I immediately thought it was brilliant (and not just because of who said it, I swear).
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
– Albert Einstein.
It seems to me that the school system, and indeed any organization or person that seeks a “one size fits all” solution could learn a thing or two from Mr. Einstein. We are all different, and so shouldn’t all be held to the same standards. If some people struggle with some things more than others that shouldn’t be seen as a failing on their part, but merely a sign of their humanity.