POV: The Learning
Airs Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, September 23, 2011
One hundred years ago, American teachers established the English-speaking public school system of the Philippines. Now, in a striking turnabout, American schools are recruiting Filipino teachers. “The Learning” is the story of four Filipino women who reluctantly leave their families and schools to teach in Baltimore. They hope to use their higher salaries to transform their families’ impoverished lives back home. But the women bring idealistic visions of the teacher’s craft and of life in America, which soon collide with Baltimore’s tough realities.
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Chronicling the women's determination and unshakeable belief in education, "The Learning" is a bracing and timely evocation of a teacher's indispensable work.
"The Learning" will be available for online viewing through October 20, 2011. It is only available in the United States.