Jaime Escalante died

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Civic, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Civic

    Civic New Member

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    I just heard that Jaime Escalante (the math teacher featured in the film "Stand and Deliver" died of cancer this morning. I heard it on NPR, a reliable news network. May he RIP.
     
  2. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    I think I read this yesterday so you may be a day behind but may he RIP.
     
  3. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Well-Known Member

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    I heard about his death on the overnight network news shows in the early a.m. hours today. May he RIP.
     
  4. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    He was an amazing educator who was an inspiration to many of the rest of us.
     
  5. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    That was a great movie. So sad. :( May he RIP.
     
  6. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Amazing man. He believed in those kids when no one else did. R.I.P.
     
  7. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

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    Ohhhh.... I heard he was gravely ill... glad he's no longer suffering, and may he rest in peace.
     
  8. FiveRinger

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    Ihad never heard of him before the movie. But, it's one of my favorites because he was so inspiring. How lucky and privileged his students were. An amazing man. R.I.P.