It is gratifying to know that some Syrian Jewish kids are getting the advantage of being educated in their own traditions, and that Ashkenazi kids are getting exposure to broader Jewish traditions.
As a Sephardi myself, I know that the Ashkenazi brothers and sisters don't mean to offend or discourage, but they are often quite ignorant of the fact that Judaism has a huge range of religious approaches and that one is not "less religious" just because he or she doesn't follow Ashkenazi minhag or adopt a particular set of chumrot.
The tolerance and understanding of Ashkenazim is welcome and it is as badly needed for Sephardim in America as educational options. Sephardim are often educated in Ashkenazi schools with administrators, rabbis, and teachers who are well-meaning, but ignorant of our traditions and customs.
A good example of this is when a well-meaning rabbi in primary school insisted to my sons that a "Sepharad" Siddur was Sephardic! My children clearly knew the difference, but they didn't want to embarrass the rabbi; so they used the Siddur until my husband could gently explain the difference to the good-hearted rabbi who was trying so hard to accommodate them.
I am hoping that some other schools might think about what they are doing for their Sephardic (and Ashkenazi) students as well. We are all one people, and we need to show respect and kindness to one another so that all may grow.