Jaime Escalante



Age: 79


Summary: Bolivian-born math teacher who transformed a tough East Los Angeles high school and inspired the 1988 movie Stand & Deliver, in which he was played by actor Edward James Olmos and whose motivated struggling students at Garfield High School to excel the advanced math and science as the school had more advanced placement calculus students than all but four other public high schools in the U.S.



Cause of Death: Bladder cancer


Born: December 31, 1930


Died: March 30, 2010


Location: Sacramento, California