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    'Stand and Deliver' teacher Jaime Escalante dies

    "Jaime Escalante dies at 79; math teacher who challenged East L.A. students to 'Stand and Deliver'

    He became America's most famous teacher after a 1988 movie portrayed his success at mentoring working-class pupils at Garfield High to pass a rigorous national calculus exam. He died of cancer."

    Link: http://www.latimes.com/news/obituari...,7083760.story

    Rest in peace, Mr. Escalante. Job well done.
    Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest. ~ Mark Twain

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    RIP Mr. Escalante, you will be missed. The world needs more teachers like you.

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    What an amazing person. My 8th grader said she's watching this movie in her Algebra class this week (it's the week before Spring Break...I think that's code for "break out the movies").

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljwf22 View Post
    "Jaime Escalante dies at 79; math teacher who challenged East L.A. students to 'Stand and Deliver'

    He became America's most famous teacher after a 1988 movie portrayed his success at mentoring working-class pupils at Garfield High to pass a rigorous national calculus exam. He died of cancer."

    Link: http://www.latimes.com/news/obituari...,7083760.story

    Rest in peace, Mr. Escalante. Job well done.
    Well said-thank you. I didn't want to say I was sad to hear this as 79 is good old age. He made a big difference in his world and set a wonderful example. He leaves a good legacy.


    Adji, you are not forgotten and you are loved.

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    RIP, and let your legacy live on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkChii View Post
    RIP Mr. Escalante, you will be missed. The world needs more teachers like you.
    You said it. If only there were more teachers like him...it's sad to hear him go.

    I watched the movie that he was portrayed in, & it made a lot of great difference to classmates & teachers.

    RIP, my friend. You will surely be missed.



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