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Stand And Deliver teacher dies of cancer

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Jaime  Escalante, the real-life inspiration for the teacher in Stand And Deliver has passed away this week of due to cancer.

Escalante turned a failing inner-city AP Calculus program into one of the top performing schools in the country. The change was so drastic that the scores for the students were questioned that year.

If you’ve never seen it, Stand And Deliver is a must-watch.

[via: CNN]

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Written by sammyvicious

March 31, 2010 at 10:48 AM

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