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Goodbye and thank you, Mr. Escalante

  1. Mar 31, 2010 #1

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    http://www.seattlepi.com/tvguide/417625_tvgif30.html [Broken]

     
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    RIP, talented teacher.
     
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    From what I heard after he left that school it quickly make a downward deathspiral back towards being the mess that it is today.
     
  6. Mar 31, 2010 #5

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    I'm sure it is a very rough school, but I wouldn't say the work of Escalante was completely lost.

    btw, I grew up about ten miles from there.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garfield_High_School_(Los_Angeles_County,_California [Broken])

    Escalante stopped teaching in 1991.
     
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  8. Mar 31, 2010 #7

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    So sad, I loved that movie BTW. With all the education woes in my state, the thought of what he did comes to mind often. It just goes to prove that one dedicated man can make a huge difference in the lives of kid's who come from tough backgrounds.

    Salute, Mr. Escalante...

    Rhody...
     
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