Costa Rica has long been known among American tourists for its beautiful beaches, pristine rain forests, and comfortable, safe travel. Though surrounded by Central American nations grappling with economic and related gang problems, it is also a nation which stands out for having no defense budget. In Learning From Costa Rica, a new half hour documentary from Bob Gliner (Schools That Change Communities, Barefoot College) a diverse group of American educators travel to Costa Rica to find out how this unique change in budget priorities impacts their educational system and what they might learn that could transform the schools they work in back home. In the process, they come away with not only a different view of Costa Rica, but deep insights into their own motivations to confront challenges facing schools in the United States.
airs 9/28 at 3:30 a.m