Jaime Escalante exemplified what teaching should be and how any highly-effective teacher who cares about the lives of children can help kids succeed in school and life. His career showed how one man can make a difference, even when bureaucratic incompetence and even his one’s own colleagues won’t give support. And he is one reason why each of us must do better to improve the quality of education for every child, wherever they are, whoever they be, no matter their color or status at birth.

Watch this quick documentary from the Futures Channel and take his lessons to heart.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Escalante. Hope his family and friends finds peace in this time. And God Bless.