Thursday, April 01, 2010

Stand and Deliver

Math teacher Jaime Escalante, who defied his superiors and colleagues by pushing his inner-city students to take and pass the AP Calculus test, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, after a long struggle with bladder cancer.  In 1988, his story was told in a book, Escalante: The Best Teacher in America, by Jay Matthews, and the film, Stand and Deliver, where he was portrayed by Edward James Olmos. He was 79.

Sleep well, Kimo.

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