Vito Prosciutto: Teaching community college math on the road to a PhD.

Saturday, August 23, 2003

Stand and Deliver Revisited 

Like many a math teacher, I would assume, I was inspired by the story of Jaime Escalante in my decision to pursue teaching. I decided that the movie doubtless offered a distorted version of the story, so I managed to find Jay Mathew's book on Escalante to find out more details on how Escalante made his mark.

About a year ago, I was pointed to this article which serves as a sort of coda to Mathew's book. I'm not sure that I agree with all the conclusions reached in the article, but some really key issues are raised.

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