Friday, May 21, 2010

Did Jaime Escalante Stand and Deliver?

     I loved the 1988 movie Stand and Deliver. You remember, it's the one that chronicled Jaime Escalante, the Garfield High School AP Calculus teacher's work with Los Angeles low income students.  Here are an excellent Education Week article and a NPR piece that helped me sift through fiction to find fact:

What Jaime Escalante Taught Us That Hollywood Left Out: Remembering America’s Favorite Math Teacher” by Heather Kirn Lanier in Education Week, April 21, 2010.

Read "Jaime Escalante, Math Teacher Behind 'Stand and Deliver', Dies" by Frank James and listen to an excellent interview by Claudio Sanchez.

     Escalante passed away at the age of 79.

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