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Celebrating Teachers with Edward James Olmos

Posted by: Stacie Seifrit-Griffin

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Edward James Olmos shares his feelings about math teacher Jaime Escalante and the making of the film “Stand and Deliver" (1988). Based on a true story, Mr. Escalante inspired his underprivileged East Los Angeles students to undertake an intensive program in math and calculus, achieve high test scores and improve their sense of self-worth.