New stamp honors Profe Jaime Escalante (‘Stand and Deliver’)

escalantestampThe United States Postal Service picked the 87th conference of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Wednesday in Washington, D.C. to premiere its stamp honoring Jaime Escalante, the East Los high school math teacher who was the hero of the film Stand and Deliver.

Edward J. Olmos played Escalante in the film (video below).

From the USPS website:

Mas…New stamp honors Profe Jaime Escalante (‘Stand and Deliver’)

Student survey results: ‘Gringo ESL teacher is an ignorant slob’

eslGringo instructor adamant class loves him

(PNS reporting from HEREDIA, COSTA RICA) A business English language class at Intel, Inc. unanimously agreed in a recent questionnaire that teacher Bryan McNutt’s two strongest abilities are being a painfully oblivious gringo and poor wardrobe choices.

The group of six, who requested their names be withheld, filled out the survey about their teacher after complaints were filed about the quality of classes he was providing. A big part of the problem, one student explained, was McNutt’s sartorial choices.

“Every five seconds he’s grabbing his Ropa Americana and pants so they don’t fall down,” one student said. “Is it school policy for every teacher to look like a poorly-dressed Mormon missionary?”

Mas…Student survey results: ‘Gringo ESL teacher is an ignorant slob’