This is a nice story, however, my involvement with school is very steep and I know what the curriculum is requiring the student to do. I cannot disagree with you more strenuously based on my experiences, observations and involvement in school education. In order to have these "accommodations", you speak of, the child must be evaluated by a school psychiatrist and must be determined to have "special educations" needs at which point an Individual Education Program(IEP) will be provided. No one can unilaterally change a child's educational program because a parent wishes it to be. You speak of pure fantasy.But what is true is that American students are measurably not learning what previous Americans took for granted--the "three R's." What has changed? All my life, just about everybody I ever met who finished 8th grade had these three basics down better than kids today.
Take a look at the number of "developmental" courses that colleges must offer. Why? Because the same "Not-my-little-Johnnie!" helicopter parents who demand that "accommodations" be made allow their kids to not do math homework, knowing that the kid will still be given a 50 and through other credits graduate. Then they're enraged when the kid can't take a college math course for credit, sometimes over and over, LOL.
I believe much of the problem is with the standardized tests and teaching to the tests.