Before we add positions we must ask if we have the funding and if not, where will the funding come from? If TELE-conference why not have parents participate if supervision is deemed essential? Maybe I don't undertstand fully but if it's accesible via computer screen then more than one person can be at each end. It shouldn't have to cost tax payer $ when we're in an already crazy-bad economy due to poor leadership on all levels AND we have such a shortage of teachers anyway. This sounds like one mom who wants a babysitter for her kid's tele-class. If I'm wrong, pardon. If I'm right, none of us deserve/have earned special treatment or favor.