Ok but high school AU where Tony is the favorite child™ because despite his reputation he is actually a quite respectful student that only gets into fights with teachers because he doesn’t understand and genuinely wants to learn everything.
Like imagine tiny nerd boy Tony asking his teachers infuriating questions after class until his professors either give up or give him extra assignments and lab time(they fear the day he runs out of things to do and gets bored).
Sure others complain about favoritism because why does this rich nerd get so much attention and privileges right?
Director Fury shits them up with “that boy is the reason this school has half its funding and it’s not because of his last name. If he wants to revolutionize jet engines and make them ten times more efficient he can do it here, where our school’s name will be on it. Besides have you even talked to him? Yesterday he told me about a kitten he found a hollowed out tree.”