01 April 2010

Jaime Escalante, 79, educator, community activist

Bolivian born American educator, Jaime Escalante, 79, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Escalante and his efforts to battle institutional racism in public schools was portrayed in the 1988 movie, Stand and Deliver.

National Public Radio has the best obituary/tribute (click the audio button) so I don't really have anything to add.

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