Jaime Alfonso Escalante Gutiérrez is an American Bolivian educator best known for teaching arithmetic to students from 1974 to 1991 at Garfield High School in eastern Los Angeles. Escalante was the theme of the 1988 film Stand and Deliver, in which he was played by Edward James Olmos. In 1993, the asteroid 5095 Escalante was named after him.
|Born||December 31, 1930, La Paz, Bolivia|
|Died||March 30, 2010, Roseville, California, U.S.|
Bolivian-born, California-based math instructor who inspired and motivated his Garfield High School students to succeed.
He attended California State University Los Angeles and Pasadena City College.
He ascended to fame in 1982, when eighteen of his inner-city students passed the Advanced Placement Calculus examination.
He was the son of Bolivian teachers.
He was portrayed by Edward James Olmos in the film Stand and Deliver.
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