State Legislators as Co-Pilots

Some 'helicopter parents' play politics to protect their children's interests on campuses

A few years ago, when students moved out for the summer from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, Marlin D. Schneider pulled his Oldsmobile Cutlass station wagon onto a sidewalk near his daughter Molly's dormitory. Cars, many of them parked illegally, jammed the campus. After lugging a heavy refrigerator and microwave down from his daughter's room, Mr. Schneider returned to his car and