Sunday, July 21, 2024

Legendary Latino Educator Jaime Escalante Dies

Jaime Escalante, 79, passed away on Tuesday afternoon from cancer. A native of La Paz, Bolivia he was the son of two teachers and came to America in 1963 at age 33. In 1974 he obtained a job at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles where he encountered low expectations, gang activity and administrative […]