The Arizona Republic reports that Stephanie Olson taught in her Arizona school district for five years, but budget cuts and the state of education in the United States has brought her to the point where she has decided to take drastic measures.
This year, Olson applied for a teaching job in Abu Dhabi. She was accepted and is now moving her family to the United Arab Emirates in August.
Olson, 32, is one of hundreds of teachers who will be moving to Abu Dhabi this fall through Teach Away, a Toronto-based company that recruits English-speaking teachers to work in foreign countries. Ash Pugh, a program manager with Teach Away, says that while the U.S. and Canada are making cuts to education, other countries are investing in it.