Posturing and politics

By From page A12 | March 09, 2014

Our daughter is both a Davis High and Chico State student-athlete graduate.

She teaches physical education and coaches two sports for a high school in the Bay Area. She loves her students and credits her student-athletes as being smart, responsible and good problem-solvers. It has always been her mantra that they come with baggage — parents. In the district where she works, the policy is that no school board member can have an enrolled student on any of their campuses.

Is Nancy Peterson a helicopter parent gone wrong, an adult bully or a board member acting inappropriately? Perhaps a self-imposed exit from the school board is apropos.

An unknown source quote: “There are only six words a student-athlete’s parent should speak — ‘I enjoyed watching you play today!’ ”

Now, DHS has two issues to solve — the Peterson debacle and putting the athletic department in order.

Thank you, coaches, for uniting. Maybe there is more than one stone in the shoe?

Maryalice Martin



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