My local paper, the Star Tribune, had an article today on helicopter parents, those overinvolved moms and dads who hover closely around their children’s school, teachers, and/or administrators. Helicopter parent behavior might include standing outside classrooms listening to teachers teach, sending long daily e-mails to teachers or administrators, etc. Wikipedia has some additional (and sad) examples of helicopter parenting.

So am I wrong for wishing that each school in American had a handful of helicopter parents who were pushing that school to do a better job of preparing students for their digital futures?