However, as for me, my children do go to public school in Forest Hills, NY. They have wonderful teachers who love them, care for them and constantly challenge their minds.
In addition, I also expose my children to ample additional research and studies outside of school in areas such as Science, Math, Geography, Language, Music, Computer, Internet, etc., in addition to chess.
Therefore, my advice is be involved with your children whether they get their education in public, private or home schools. You have the power to mold them into intelligent, productive and wonderful human beings.