If you talked to a high school or college student who is considering going into teaching, what would you tell them? I've been teaching 32years, and I'm in the worst state for education., although our school is tops. But the with the way teachers are held accountable for things beyond our control, and the overwhelming paperwork and long hours, honestly, I would tell a possible newbie not to go into teaching unless they can't see themselves going into anything else. Being a teacher is all-consuming and has to be WHO you are, not just what you do. I love teaching in its purest, intended form, not what our legislators today have made it. What do you think?