Helicopter parents and Stinger teachers--ooh, I like it!
You see, I'm a former Air Defense Artilleryman. My first job as a lieutenant was Stinger Platoon Leader: I had upwards of 30 soldiers, 15 Stinger teams, under my command. I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for the Stinger.
Stinger earned its stripes in Afghanistan; we gave the missiles to Afghan "insurgents" who brought down many a Soviet helicopter during the Soviet intervention in that country. It was a most impressive weapon system, and I always enjoyed the few "live fires" we conducted at Fort Carson. Always hit the target, too.
So when I see an education article that, somehow, relates to Stingers and helicopters, I've got to read it.
"Helicopter parents" is a term coined a few years ago, describing those parents who "hover" around their children, especially parents of college students. They're so used to fighting for and "protecting" their children that they're a little taken aback when what worked in K-12 doesn't have much impact at all at a college or university.
With that background knowledge, go read the article.