Originally Posted by SpicyMcVoodoo
Think of this on an individual level. You have a guy who works at a corporation. Among the masses who work along with him, they all know that only a few will rise up to management and reap the rewards. The rest will be given standard raises of a couple percent a year or whatever, which is basically the same thing teachers get. These individuals in the corporate world can tell after a little time, by observing office politics and their competitors, whether they have a realistic chance or rising to the top.
I'm saying that for those who confront the reality that they're realistically not going to rise to CEO, at that point, where is the real benefit to being in the corporate world? It's not as if working for a corporation is a huge gravy train where even the masses at the bottom of the pyramid all benefit more than a teacher would.
Most people don't stay with their company for their entire career. That day and age has long been forgotten. People usually work somewhere for a while and then change jobs and with that change move up the corporate ladder. They take a similar job with a little more responsibilities, etc and keep moving on. Once again, teachers can't do that. There is no room for advancement and there is no job reviews. Their employment/pay is not based on anything to do with their job performance or ability. And it never will be for the duration of their careers. They will always have mediocre pay with absolutely no chance to improve themselves through hard work.
People who go into business typically have a capitalistic mentality towards life. Completely different way of viewing the world.