Death of Jaime Escalante

December 31, 1930 - March 30, 2010
Los Angeles, California | Age 79

Teacher who inspired 'Stand and Deliver' film dies
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(Associated Press)


Associated Press Writer


Jaime Escalante, the math teacher who transformed a tough East Los Angeles high school and inspired the movie "Stand and Deliver," died Tuesday. He was 79.

Escalante died at his son's home near Sacramento, after battling bladder cancer for several years, family friend Keith Miller said.

An immigrant from Bolivia, he transformed Garfield High School by motivating...

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