Progressive schools are scary. They are a bit like deciding to take a road trip but instead of going directly from Point A to Point B, you decide to take your own route. When kids get to decide the route, parents bite their lip and wonder: "Is this wise? Will my kid end up lost? If I just give him/her the keys to his/her own education and a vehicle (the school), won't the freedom go to his/her head? How will s/he turn out?"