As someone with Dysgraphia (very similar to Dyslexia, but only affecting writing), I take extreme offence to this. I do not know exactly what the OP went through, but in my elementary school, they basically gave up trying to teach me to write. Instead, they just assigned a teacher's aid to write everything for me. In seventh grade, I finally got an outplacement to a school specifically for students with language-based learning disabilities, and they actually taught me how to write. In fact, I am now in the process of writing my first novel. In effect, they failed at their job by trying to just push me through instead of actually bothering to teach me. Giving me a scribe made everything easier on everybody, but it did not solve the problem. The curriculum of the special education school was designed from the ground up to teach people with this kind of disability. I was not treated fairly by the public schools, and calling someone with a learning disability a "whiney baby" is the mark of an ignoramus. Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and other disabilities like them are not the same as stupidity. People with these disabilities are just as capable of achieving greatness as any "normal" person, providing we are taught in a slightly different way. Unlike the OP, I am willing to show my username, if only to lend some degree of credibility to what I have written above. I acknowledge that you will probably just either ignore this post or write some even more idiotic reply, but I hope I have made some sort of difference in the way people see this sort of thing.