I went out to lunch last week with three teachers from a school that I sub at quite regularly. I will begin student teaching in the fall so we were discussing that topic. All of them said they would not be interested in taking on a student teacher citing poor previous experiences, additional time they have to spend planning, and giving up control of their classroom especially near testing. These same teachers have offered to have me student teach in their class if I can request a school but I think it's because they know me personally. I don't believe that they receive any compensation for being a cooperating teacher. If asked, would you take on a student teacher?