Lots of parents bring their children to weekly or monthly scholastic tournaments, because they are cheap and convenient.
But cheap and convenient is not good for your child's chess improvement.
First, the venue will attract a lots of students who are not serious about chess. They don't care about chess. They are here for the convenience of their parents and may also have some fun. The teachers will not be serious because most of them will only teach there one session or one year. The schools will not be serious because it's just some side activities they provide.
Second, because of the cheapness, the parents are not taking it seriously. If the children didn't learn anything, ok, they just waste a little money, so little that they don't care. It's not like they buy a $5000 piano, they definitely want their children to practice on it. They will not ask their children to practice chess after class. They have lower expectation, and the children have lower expectation too. Aiming low you will only achieve lower.
India is the booming country for chess right now, but most of them can't afford to play in large tournaments outside the country without fundraising. So they take chess seriously and cherish their opportunities. They are working extremely hard, 5 or 6 hours a day on chess. In 2015 World Youth, the 50-member Indian delegate got 5 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze, while USA and Russian both have 100+ delegates, got no gold and only 4 medals.