Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Jaime Escalante, rose to prominence through his great work, in East Los Angeles, during the year 1982. He accomplished what many thought impossible: help 18, east L.A students pass the A.P. Calculus exam. Subsequently, by 1991 over 570 students from Garfield High School, where Jaime Escalante taught, took on these A.P. exams. SED highlights Jaime Escalante for his belief in immigrant and low-income students, his determination to fight against the odds, and his passion and belief that education can change one's life.
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