The grass is greener for educators who told The Guardian they are happier now teaching in foreign schools. Their reasons for defecting will ring true with most educators here: “A call-out to Guardian readers for their experiences has drawn more than 300 responses – many heartfelt – from teachers who reluctantly left their jobs in the state sector in the UK to teach abroad, usually in well-funded private institutions. Often exhausted by their experiences in the UK, they complain of excessive workload, stress, a lack of work-life balance, funding cuts, a dread of Ofsted (government inspection office), an obsession with paperwork, accountability measures, poor behavior, children bringing weapons to school, high staff turnover … the list goes on.