World History Project.docx - Brianna Aku Mr Spivey 2nd Period Jaime Escalante On a hero was brought into this world That hero was Jaime Escalante Jaime

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Brianna Aku Mr. Spivey 2 nd Period Jaime Escalante On December 31, 1930, a hero was brought into this world. That hero was Jaime Escalante. Jaime was born in the populous city of La Paz, Bolivia. When Escalante grew up, he followed in both his parents’ footsteps and became a teacher. As much as he loved his home county, Jaime knew he couldn’t stay there his entire life. In his 30s Jaime moved to the United States of America in search for a better life. When Jaime first came to America, he had a hard time finding a job. Escalante’s determination to educate the youth pushed him to not only teach himself English, but earn another college degree. In 1974; Jaime finally got a job at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles as a math teacher. That particular school was known for its relation to gangs and violence and students were often called unteachable. Jaime saw much more in the students than gang members and unteachable rejects. He saw future leaders and he refused to let their potentials go to waste. Immediately Escalante went to work and started to motivate the kids to do

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