Saturday, October 19, 2013
I mentioned yesterday that Costa Rica redirected its military budget to education and health care in 1948. It has not, however, maintained the same high level of funding for education, as there are so many infrastructure and other public needs.
Costa Rica still does better than other countries with its income level, and families place a high priority on education. The physical facilities of school buildings in rural Costa Rica can be modest, although learning can still occur in modest buildings. It is to the country's credit that it can achieve literacy and health care comparable to the USA despite the fact that its resources are so much less.
This week on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site we have photos posed of the remarkable street art of Valparaiso, Chile.