Anxiety is the most frequent emotional symptom reported by dyslexic adults. Dyslexics become fearful because of their constant frustration and confusion in school. These feelings are exacerbated by the inconsistencies of dyslexia. Because they may anticipate failure, entering new situations can becomes extremely anxiety provoking.
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. (Lyon, Shaywitz, & Shaywitz, 2003, p. 2)
The nonimpaired readers had more activation in all of the areas known to be important for reading than the children with dyslexia.
I agree with you are saying, and i can't speak from experience, but the fact that the education system still lacks the conciousness to identify the difference between lazy and struggling means that there is something is wrong. This problem probably occurs at the national level, and would therefore be something of an issue the president should adress.