Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a Hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods help gang members and no-hopers pass the rigorous Advanced Placement exam in calculus. Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A true story about a modern miracle.
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Did You Know?
Edward James Olmos
remained close friends with Jaime Escalante
until Escalante's death on March 30, 2010. Olmos even led a campaign to help pay for Escalante's medical bills, a campaign which included cast members from the film and former students of Escalante. See more
When the students are in the classroom being questioned about cheating you can see Pearson (Rif Hutton) in the background cap his pen twice between shots. See more
[to his students
... There will be no free rides, no excuses. You already have two strikes against you: your name and your complexion. Because of those two strikes, there are some people in this world who will assume that you know less than you do. *Math* is the great equalizer... When you go for a job, the person giving you that job will not want to hear your problems; ergo, neither do I. You're going to work harder here than you've ever worked anywhere else. And the only thing I ask from you ...
Lyrics & Music by W. Herrón
Performed by Los Illegals See more