Each day our students go on a job shadow-- every day they get to see first hand the job of teacher. What do they see? They see a career that isn't valued by their community or society... a high stressed, demanding job with low compensation... at least four years of college debt. And can you blame them, they say "no," teaching isn't for me.
If we want more young people to go into education we need to first change the climate and level of respect for teachers in our buildings. Until that happens school counselors will not be able to sell teaching as a great career choice-- students just aren't going to buy it.