My boys have had many positive experiences in public school, we as a family have been shown so much respect.
Last spring I was at a school function with Ds #4, who was then three. The gym teacher saw us, and made a comment about being sad when the Britt boys quit coming! Really made me feel good. This fall my second sons new fourth grade teacher told me that she had asked to have him in her class, as the word in the break room is that you should grab the chance to get a Britt boy whenever you can.
I have so many stories like this tucked in my heart.
Last year DS 3, then in first grade, decided for the day that he was afraid of getting a paper cut, and therefor could not possibly touch his paper or books. This went on all day, untill the afternoon when the teacher finally sent him to the office, where they....
....worked with him on the proper way to turn pages and pick up papers, so you can minimize the risk of paper cuts.
This year I went to DS 3's conference, where I was told by his teacher that he marches to the beat of his own drummer, and the teacher has decided to choose his battles-- if he is learning and not being disruptive, he can sprawl on the floor if he wants to.
I love the folks at my kids' school.