In a rush to achieve rapid industrialization and with the resulting boost to the economy, some countries neglect to consider issues that later prove to be costly mistakes. As one of Asia's biggest success stories, Taiwan has made remarkable strides as a global presence. It rightfully positions education high on its list of priorities, and addresses educational importance in its constitution. However, as this program indicates, the environmental impact of its success has been devastating. Without standards in place, air quality and once-pristine waterways have been compromised.
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