The above article/ blog by Randy Turner, brings to light some of the current issues within the teaching profession. Unfortunately, there are many valid reasons this authors has for why young adults should choose NOT to become a teacher. With the new changes in laws and practices in regards to education, teachers are loosing their respect and are being belittled and devalued. Our jobs are being dictated by standardized tests and our salaries leaning toward merit pay. In these times, is this really a profession that a young person, starting a new career, would want to enter into?