IMHO, anyone who sends their children to a public school these days is committing child abuse.
Government schools are no places for children. They exist for indoctrination. I love it when people tell me that they have moved to a certain area because the schools are good. That just means that the government schools in that area have nice facilities and less violence. The real, lasting damage goes on in the classrooms.
I was talking to one guy involved in education the other day who says eventually this kind of public education will be phased out for the simple fact that it will become unnecessary, and he used Khanacademy.org as an example. Kids will learn at home and learn more through technology. I told him that will only happen if the people stop voting for the statists which after our last election seems to be far from ever happening, and he laughed it off.