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March 20, 2011
Its almost been a year since Mr. Escalante passed and yet his lessons continue to resonate in my life 20 years after. I truly would like to tell his family that I am so thankful to them for sharing him with his students. When he was at school he was always on! But twenty years ago I didn't much wonder about what he did when he went home. You were truly his support. Thank You, Thank You!
Isela GHS89
February 06, 2011
Mr. Escalante inspired thousands of teachers (including me) to challenge ALL students. Thank you for a life well-lived!
October 04, 2010

As an educator, teaching English at a very challenging school, I often used "Stand and Deliver" as a tool to inspire my students to work to their full potential. I was very saddened to know that Mr. Escalante had indeed passed away! He was a great teacher, and because of him, I go to school everyday with the sole purpose of educating and inspiring my own students. Thank you Mr. Escalante!! R.I.P.
September 27, 2010
May the God of all comfort, bring comfort to the family and friends of Escalanta. We look forward to the time when sickness and death is a thing of the past.
July 16, 2010
What measures the worth of a man's life? Is the legacy he leaves behind for others to grow on. Mr. Escalante has left alot for many to follow as an example when it come to dealing with people from all backgrounds. He saw what could be and he work toward that goal. My condolences to the Escalante family.

He is healing the broken hearted ones, and is binding up their painful spots.
April 19, 2010
To the Escalante Family,
You have my deep sympathy and condolence on the loss of your loved one.
One of a teachers best tools is the ability to adapt to their surroundings and still accomplish what they set out to do. Jaime proved this fact all the days that he taught.
The Apostle Paul proved this at 1 Corinthians 9:22,23:...I have become all things to people of all sorts, that I might by all means save some... for the sake of the good news...
May that good news found at John 3:17, help your family as it has helped countless others.
April 17, 2010
As an educator I use the movie "Stand and Deliver" to inspire my students and my own children. Jaime Escalante will live through his students and his movie that continues to touch many lives. My deepest condolences to his family. We are all truly blessed because you allowed him to share his gift with all of us.
April 17, 2010
Though I never had the honor of meeting Jaime Escalante personally, I always admired him from afar because of his ability to triumph in teaching inner-city students whom I also teach. The movie, "Stand and Deliver" that portrays Escalante's teaching has been popular amongst the Mathematics Departments in the schools where I have taught in L.A. County. It introduces human problems and conditions as well as offers the possibility of student success inspiring both educators and students.
April 16, 2010
I never knew Jaime Escalante, nor did I see the movie, "Stand and Deliver." However, Jaime Escalante was an inspiration to me as a Simi Valley educator, as was he an inspiration to ALL educators. The many times he was featured in the news and in specials...his story would help to make a difficult job workable. May he rest in peace, as he was a giant in the field of education. May God welcome him home! My condolences to the Escalante family. May God bless and comfort you at this time.
April 16, 2010
I never knew Jaime Escalante, nor did I see the movie, "Stand and Deliver." However, Jaime Escalante was an inspiration to me as a Simi Valley educator, as was he an inspiration to ALL educators. The many times he was featured in the news and in specials...his story would help to make a difficult job workable. May he rest in peace, as he was a giant in the field of education. May God welcome him home! My condolences to the Escalante family. May God bless and comfort you at this time.
April 08, 2010
HUMANITY WILL PROBALBLY NEVER RECOVER FROM THIS GRATE LOSS. I CAN ONLY HOPE THAT WE COULD ALL TAKE IF BUT A SMALL PEICE OF HIS MESSAGE WITH US HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. AND FURURE GENERATION WILL CONTINIUE TO BENEFITS FROM THIS GRATE MAN'S VISION.
April 08, 2010
This man was a motivator who accepted no excuses for failure who did not accept less than their best. My condolences go out to his family.
April 08, 2010
I am currently an urban school administrator. I was a math teacher. Mr. Escalente inspired my teaching. I met him at a math conference in Buffalo, NY and heard him speak. The world has lost a great man, a hero!
Lisa
April 07, 2010
I cant belive he is gone I loved to watch him in Stand and deliver.
April 07, 2010
April 07, 2010
We have so few REAL heroes in this day and time, people truly deserving of our admiration and to whom we can look for guidance. I know Mr. Escalante only from the movie. He WAS a true hero. Deepest sympathy, much gratitude to his family.
April 07, 2010
"I saw the movie many times and very much agree with his Philosophy" My prayers go out to his Family and may his memory continue to inspire Students and Educators Worldwide." Rodney J(Hartford CT)
April 07, 2010
My prayers and condolences go out to his family. Jamie was an inspiration to teachers and students everywhere. He will be miss. May you find comfort in memories of a life well lived.
April 07, 2010
You were an inspiration to many people. You created a dynasty of future leaners and teachers. May God take you in his arms and hold you dear, so you are dear to so many....
April 07, 2010
Such Wisdom and knowledge,Inspiration to all. He we be missed, Our hearts go out to his Family.
April 07, 2010
We've all lost a wonderful role model. His story has touched so many. He was an inspiration to teachers as well as students. Let's all stand and deliver in his honor.
April 07, 2010
An inspiration to teachers and students everywhere. May you find comfort in memories of a life well lived.
April 07, 2010
he was a great guy i saw his MOVIE many many times
one of my favz
AND CAUSE OF HIM I HAVE MANYY DREAMS
thank u JAIME ESCALANTE u were a ANgel To us!
April 06, 2010
Thanks for all you did to inspire us all and let everyone know that where there is help there is hope. As a fellow educator your story and life was so inspiring. We will miss you dearly.
April 06, 2010
What the world could achieve if only parents could and would deliver the message this master teacher did to so many...
April 06, 2010
you inspired us all sir ,thanks
April 06, 2010
GREAT TEACHER KEEP TEACHING IN HEAVEN YOUR GOOD MANNERS PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS FOR YOUR FAMILY
April 06, 2010

I'm a teacher, and I can relate to being attached to my students. Every year it's hard to say goodbye. When you genuinely care for your students, they sense it without question and reciprocate the same feeling. No doubt Mr. Escalante has some former students who are very sad right now. My heart goes out to them and his family members. (Rev. 21: 3,4)
April 06, 2010
For Jaime...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
April 06, 2010
To the family of Jaime Escalante, please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. I did not know Mr. Escalante personally, but like so many I was moved and inspired by the movie "Stand and Deliver". It was such a wonderful story and I can only imagine how proud you are of him, and how much he will be missed by his friends and family. I hope it's a comfort to know that he also lives in the memory of our loving God Jehovah. John 5:28 & 29 tells us of that wonderful promise when God will bring back our loved ones to a restored paradise on earth. (Psalms 37:11)
April 06, 2010
To the family of Jaime Escalante-
I would like to send my love and prayers to you. Your loved one inspired me to be better and give more. I have a math degree and I am an AFrican American. Every time I watch the movie "Stand and Deliver" I am encouraged to help our inner-city youth with free math tutoring. So thank you Mr. Escalante. May God rest his soul and bring comfort to his family and friends.

God bless.

Sherri Williams Porter
April 06, 2010
Remember

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

By Christina Rossetti
The Poetry Foundation
April 06, 2010
What a wonderful human being. And what lucky and hard working students.
April 05, 2010
This man gave so much to so many, and enriched the lives of people you may never meet - but whose existences were made possible by his work. God bless and keep you all.
April 05, 2010
My sincere and heart felt condolences to family of this unique and wonderfull teacher. My God bless and comfort you.
April 05, 2010
To the Escalante Family:

Please accept my condolences. Even though I didn't know him personally, I surely knew him for what he stood for. He stood for Justice and Equality and the right for every student to have the chance to get the best education possible. I appreciate his beliefs and his willingness to stand for those inner city kids when no one else cared. We surely need more caring people like him, who is willing to step out of the box and just help.

It's hard enough being a minority in this time, but to have someone to stand up for the children and help them and motivate them and push them without judging, but caring, is to be remembered. I'm so glad they made a movie about him. I hope others will be moved to step up and out of the box.

He really reminds me of another man that was called a Great Teacher. He stepped up! His name was Jesus Christ.
He was a real good educator, and what he taught has and will continue to help those who listen and apply the things learned. He loved people, especially young ones.

He has in so many words told and showed us what can be done when you care. It has movtivated me to sacrafice more of myself to help others who really are in need. Also, not to judge other. And most of all, all need a chance in life for the best. Jesus Christ has left us the best information to be had.

We have so much to be thankful for, may God give you strength to cope with such a great loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
April 05, 2010
YOURE A HERO GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THE GOOD TEACHERS LIKE YOU MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR YOU AND FAMILY
April 05, 2010
Truly inspirational human being. If only more took on the challenges that our minority youth face and showed them that someone believed in them, this world would be a far better place for us all. Thank you Mr. Escalante for doing what you did and for leaving such a beautiful legend. Sincere sympathy for this great loss. We have all lost an inspirational soul.
April 05, 2010
Our Sincerest condolences to the family of a superb educator and one who inspired everyone to understand that all students can achieve.
We in San Benito County LULAC had the greatest opportunity to visit Garfield High School and witness for ourselves the motivation in his teachings. We will never forget taking 22 students, 4 teachers and our local newspaper reporter to Garfield in 1991 and what a memorable trip that was which made headline news in our community.
We were again inspired when in 1993 Mr Escalante came to Hollister and was our Cinco de Mayo keynote speaker, we later visited his classroom at Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento.
Those memories will never be forgotten by our students who were inspired by Mr. Escalante and today many are teachers.
His passing is such a great loss but when we think back in what he taught us, that GANAS can get us to achieve anything that is in our hearts.
Que descanse en Paz y que Dios lo tenga en su Gloria.
Thank you Jaime Escalante!
April 05, 2010
For Jaime...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
April 05, 2010
Mi más sentido pésame a ustedes. I did not know Jaime personally, but have always been touched by the story of his wonderful teaching, as portrayed in "Stand and Deliver". His passing has struck a chord in me, in the wake of my own wife's death to cancer last year. And like Jaime, she too was a teacher of the underprivileged (in her case, prison inmates) who challenged, nurtured, and inspired her students (and by example, her coworkers) to do their best. And so my sympathies go to you, his family and friends, during this difficult time, also knowing full well that his legacy of love and caring will persist long after his mortal presence.
April 05, 2010
The world lost a great teacher, mentor and friend. Kimo, Mr Escalante I never met you, I wish I had. You inspired alot of people. The Good Lord has a great friend in you. To the Escalante Family...My deepest sympathy goes out to you. I am truely sorry for you loss.
April 05, 2010
TO THE ESCALANTE FAMILIA:
MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU. ALTHOUGH I NEVER MET MR. ESCALANTE, I FEEL LIKE I KNEW HIM. HIS STORY WAS VERY POWERFUL AND MOVING AND MADE ME BELIEVE THAT I COULD DO ANYTHING. THE WORLD HAS LOST A VERY GOOD MAN...........GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
April 05, 2010
I saw the movie and was greatly inspired. I am sorry for your loss but I am happy your husband was so selfless and desired to help those with less than desirable lifestyles become all he said they could be. My prayers are with you. God bless your family Janet of Wichita, Kansas
April 05, 2010
When you came here to Sacramento, CA you were the reason why my mom let me go to Hiram Johnson, I am very greatful to have had you as my BEST MATH TEACHER EVER!!!!!! My deepest sympathy goes out to the Escalnte family and to all of those who knew him well as a teacher..... Remember...... Ganas...... That's all you need.....
Rest in Peace Kimo, you will be missed
April 05, 2010
You made me want to be a teacher. At 47, I attained my goal. Thank you Mr. Escalante
April 04, 2010
hey kimo! you did a good thing may the good lord bless and keep you in his loving arms always. I saw the movie I cried a lot. Billy Gee disc jockey. west palm beach fl.
April 04, 2010
For Jaime...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
April 04, 2010
There are no words to express the sorrow that we feel worldwide for this tremendous talented teacher. My heartfelt condolences and prayers to the surviving members of Jaimes family. You should all be proud to be a member of this great man and teacher.
May he rest in peace and may we all continue to learn from him how to be the kid of person he was. Please do not weep for your loss but celebrate the life that he led. God be with you and peace to you all.

Thank you Edward James for bringing this wonderful person to light with the wonderful movie of his life.

Best wishes and love

LindaSue Silva & family
preciouslindasue@hotmail.com
April 04, 2010
I taught at one time in a feeder school for Garfield . Coming from NY to California as a first time teacher his efforts were motivational to the kids and teachers. I have often wondered what happened to those students I had in East LA school. He had shown the world what great expectations for students can achieve. Kuddos and fond memories!
April 03, 2010
Mr. Escalante was an amazing educator who believed in our kids and provided them with ways to make even the most difficult seem easy . Thank you, Mr. Escalante for all that you did. Your legacy lives on. May God bless your family and bring them strength in knowing you are peacefully watching over them, and probably over calculus classes everywhere.
April 03, 2010
For Jaime...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
April 03, 2010
My prayers are with you and your family. You have inspired many people. If more educators were like you, we could resolve the education gap. Children need respect, confidence and the desire to learn. I often refer family and friends to the movie based on what you did at Garfield High. May you rest in peace.
April 03, 2010
AMAZING !!..............the kids he taught excelled beyond their wildest dreams and our wildest dreams....but not Mr. Escalante's. It seems he looked out on his sea of students and only saw the potential in them. He saw them as achievers, survivors and bound for glory. How fortunate his students were who went along for his mysterious and miraculous academic ride. It will be forever impossible to measure how many lives he changed and then onto the next generation of children born to his high achieving students. The affect and imprint he imparted to his students would have ripple effects way beyond just those he taught. He left this world a much better place and he made the most of his own God-given talents and shared it with all he came in contact with. Rest In Peace.
April 02, 2010
Dear family of Mr. Escalante, Although I never met him I was inspired by his story and his desire to help others excel in math. He opened the doorway for many to realize that anything is possible "Con Ganas". Rest in Peace Mr. Escalante for you have won your reward in heaven.
April 02, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 02, 2010
Mr. Escalente, what an inspiration to the world, we must continue his legacy to educate all.....
Angel H. Rivera, Principal, San Andreas Continuation High School
Hollister CA.
"Always con Ganas"
April 02, 2010
For Jaime...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
April 02, 2010
Although we never met,I feel like I knew You from hearing your story.
You inspired so many children to do their best. By doing this You saved so many Lives.
Rest in Peace.
April 02, 2010
Mr. Escalante.
I graduated from Garfield High School in 1960 during a time when very few teachers had the desire to "push" students to excel. If only the "desire" had been instilled in me as Mr. Escalante did for numerous students in later years, I might have achieved my dream. As it was, my math and calc kept me from going "all the way". Thank you for your burning desire for students to rise out of the bario to a far greater life. May the Lord bless you in abundance, Jaime Escalante.
April 02, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 02, 2010
Mr. Escalante,

Your passion and dedication is the source of my inspiration. You proved to the world that, with hard work, educators can find diamonds in the most unlikely places. RIP.
April 02, 2010
You have been an inspiration to many. I watched your movie over 50 times and still get inspired every time. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Escalante family.
April 02, 2010
May you rest in peace.
April 01, 2010
Although I did not know you, your story touched my heart and made me feel proud. You showed us that anything is possible. You inspired all those who were lucky enough to cross your path. Rest with the angels. (Sheila from North Carolina)
April 01, 2010
I met Mr. Escalante in 1988 in L.A.,ca. I was doing an audit for Hughes Aircraft Co. To make a long story short this magnificent genius turned tons of paperwork into a simple short report.I was the CPA.
Goodbye my friend.
William Barkley Masterson
April 01, 2010
As a teacher, Mr. Escalanta inspired me. God bless you, Mr. Escalante!
April 01, 2010
My father was a student of Jaime Escalante in La Paz. As with thousands of others he inspired and guided, my Dad spoke of Mr. Escalante with deep respect and love. He quite literally changed the course of our lives along with that of many other families. He leaves a legacy that will endure for generations to come. Many share in the mourning by celebrating his life. He will be remembered warmly. RIP.
April 01, 2010
Orgullo Boliviano! Orgullo del mundo! You change one person, you change the world! Thanks Don Jaime from one of your llokallas sonsos!
April 01, 2010
The movie really sent a strong message to the youth of today, thanks for staying in the fight, Jesus loves you.
April 01, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 01, 2010
It is with great sorrow that Mr. Escalante has passed. I had hoped to meet him when he was to come to Cleveland Ohio and number of years ago. He and the movie were and are a great inspiration to me and ultimelaty my students.
Dennis Fox
April 01, 2010
ESPY IN EL PASO, TX. WE NEED MORE CARING PEOPLE LIKE YOU. YOUR LEGACY WILL NOT BE CHALLENGED. YOU WERE ONE TO BE ADMIRED. A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER YOU. ESPY
April 01, 2010
To Mr. Escalante's family. I 'met' Mr. Escalante when I first saw "Stand and Deliver." I knew then, just as I do now, that this was a brilliant, caring, inspirational human being. How lucky you are to have been the most important part of his life - his family. I feel certain that the Angels were his guide as they led him into Paradise to take him home to the new Jerusalem. May the Peace and Love of our Lord be with you now and forever.
April 01, 2010
To the Escalante Family,
Each year I showed the movie "Stand and Deliver" to motivate my calculus students to perform to their highest expectations. Jamie was such an inspiration to teachers who struggled with students who were afraid to work hard.
April 01, 2010
Please accept my sincere condolences to the Escalante family and friends. I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Escalante but as many others. I was very grateful to see such a wonderful person have such a passion to help many individuals. This world has suffered a great lost but the Kingdom of Heaven just received a powerful angel. Rest in Peace Profesor.
Sincerely
April 01, 2010
Can’t comprehend just how sad you must feel
For the loss of someone you love.
This sorrowful time must still feel unreal
And you’re looking for strength from above.


I hope, from my heart, that your pain will decrease,
That your spirit will gain strength again,
And I pray that your faith will create inner peace
And that God will send blessings--Amen.


Till then, if you need me to lighten your load,
I’m waiting to come to your aid.
Just call on me, and I’ll walk down that road,
Until the dark times start to fade.


Deep condolences,
A friend in Connecticut
April 01, 2010
I grew up in ELA all my life and was attending Garfield High School when Mr. Escalente was there. I am glad that he was able to show people that good things do happen in East Los Angeles if you care enough to do something about it and really listen to the students.. Rest In Peace
April 01, 2010
A la familia del Señor Jaime Escalante mis respetos a todos y sepan y sientancen orgullosos de que Mr. escalante Hizo Historia para todos los Hispano Hablantes de USA siempre estara en nuestra memoria keep stand and deliver......
April 01, 2010
For James...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
April 01, 2010
Dear family of Jaime Escalante, We thank you for sharing your loved one with us. We are better for it. May God offer you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
April 01, 2010
Mr. Escalante was my teacher in the summer of 1990 for a trigonometry course @ E.L.A.C. He was awesome! May he rest in peace.
April 01, 2010
i saw the movie when i was 15 and all i can say is that it made me realize the power of hard work and ganas(esire) so thank you for your inspiration
April 01, 2010
Paz en su tumba.
April 01, 2010
Bolivia and America have lost a great Teacher! Rest in Peace Don Jaime. My condolences to his family.
Pilar Richardson
April 01, 2010
To the family of Jaime Escalante. My deepest and heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Jaime was a great teacher and an outstanding human being. The whole world is better because of him, he made a difference in everyone's life. God bless you during this most difficult time and always.
April 01, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of this loss. Mr. Escalante has made such an impact in many students and his friends and family must miss him dearly. Our God, though, has given us hope for seeing our loved ones again. In John 5: 28, 29 it tells us, " All those in the memorial tombs will hear his [Jesus] vioce and come out". What a marvelous hope to look forward to. My condolences to the family.
April 01, 2010
Mr. Escalante was an inspiration to me. I teach in a school with some of the neediest children who don't have much chance of a future unless I believe in them and push them as he did. I know there is hope thanks to him!
April 01, 2010
Am so very sorry to hear of Mr. Escalante's death...as a former teacher myself, often of minority kids who didnt think they had a chance, Mr Escalante inspired me and gave me ideas on how to reach them....This one man has given so very much back to society and humanity...my prayers go out to his family...
April 01, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss and offer our deepest condolences. May your many dear memories of such a giving man and "the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort," ease the pain of losing him.
(2 Cor 1:3,4)
April 01, 2010
Always remembered never forgotten Mr. Escalante, Thank you
April 01, 2010
I never went to Garfield when Mr. Escalante was teaching but walking through his lecture hall i was always motivated to have ganas and i will never forget his legacy and i dont think anyone that is a bulldog will Thand you to the Escalante family
April 01, 2010
My sympathy goes out to the Escalante family. My thoughts and prayers also be with your family during this time of bereavement. I did not know Jaime Escalante personally but I know you must have been dear to many. I know words bring little comfort but I hope these will help to soothe the pain. (2 cor. 1:3,4)
April 01, 2010
To the Family of Don Jamie: We were both inducted into the Teacher's Hall of Fame. No matter how hard I try I doubt I'll ever be half the teacher he was/is. Even now that he has crossed over to the other side, he continues to teach.
Neil Hollander, Sacramento City School Dist. teacher
April 01, 2010
All teachers should be as good as her was.
April 01, 2010
Mr. Escalante has been an inspiration to many in the field of education and we thank him for helping children believe in themselves while others did not. May memories bring his family great comfort.
March 31, 2010
mr Escalante came to my high school in Sacramento @ Hiram Johnson 92-93 to help out our math class we just loved him we did a lot of talking in that class im sorry for that but i hate math but he always made it fun god bless you sincerly Maritza Lopez
March 31, 2010
My deepest condolences to the Escalante Family and his students. May our Lord give you all the strength during this difficult time
March 31, 2010
The movie and the man inspired me to excel in my own mathematical world. I thank him and all my math teachers!

To his former students:
You now hold the flame he ignited within you. Keep it lit and pass it on with the intensity, love, and respect he laid upon you! You are truly blessed to have been taught by such a caring, giving man!

My condolences to the Escalante family, may God give you the strength to carry on!

RIP Senor Escalante, you have finished teaching, rest and enjoy a meal with our glorious Father!
March 31, 2010
Our family sends its deepest respect to Jaime Escalante's family. In these times of more bloated bureaucracy and inertia in the teaching profession, he cut a path to learning.
March 31, 2010
Thank you for your wonderful example. You were an inspiration for me in becoming an inspirational teacher for over 20 years and counting.
May you rest in peace.
March 31, 2010
You were an inspiration to me; a teacher for more than 20 years. In turn, I became just that to many more of my own students. Now that your work here is done, may you rest in peace.
March 31, 2010
To Mr. Escalante Family:
We are very sorry to hear of Mr. Escalante's passing. He has inspired many to become outstanding teachers. Not only in Mathmatecics, but, in other disciplines. We pray that your memories give you comfort and faith provides you with strength during the days ahead.
Rest assured that He is in Heaven, with no pain, and, that He has 'Touched the Face of God.' You have our deepest sympathy, Amen!
March 31, 2010
March 31, 2010
loved the movie... may your differential equations all get solved in heaven...
March 31, 2010
My condolences to the family and the many students of Jaime Escalante. When my daughter (then in her teens) saw the movie, "Stand and Deliver", she was influenced to become a math teacher. She has enjoyed 15 years of teaching Algebra and Geometry to 8th graders so they will be better prepared for the challenges of high school. She always credits Jaime's story when asked why she became a math teacher. May we have many more stories like his depicted in classrooms and yes, in movies too.
Evelyn Garcia (San Antonio, Tx)
March 31, 2010
For Jaime...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
March 31, 2010
My heart and soul have been deeply touched by your inspiration life--from the moment that I first heard your story of love and commitment. Rest in Peace. My heart goes out to your family.
March 31, 2010
Godspeed Mr. Escalante. May your inspiration continue from the heavens. You lit the inspiration for so many.
March 31, 2010
My favorite math teacher in high school was inspired by Mr. Escalante. He played "Stand and Deliver" every year. He taught with such energy and passion- and worked so hard to get through to the kids who needed more help. Thank you to the late Mr. Garcia (Leominster, MA) and to Mr. Escalante for inspiring so many.
March 31, 2010
Rest in Peace, Jaime
March 31, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
March 31, 2010
Para La Familia Escalante: Queria dejale saber lo mucho que siento su perdida, pero queria dejale saber que Dios nos a dador una esperanza, en Revelacion 21:4, dice "Y limpiara toda lagrima de sus ojos, y la muerte no sera mas, ni existira ya mas lamento ni clamor ni dolor. Las cosas anteriores han pasado". Espero que estas palabras le de consuelo y esperanza.
March 31, 2010
Mr. Jamie Escalante will be remembered for many things he has done in his life, but I will remember him for the special way he made me feel when I felt I couldn't go on in mine, thank you for all that you have done.
P.S. I never had him as a teacher,mentor,friend, or relative... but he still shaped my world!
March 31, 2010
A true inspiration has perished today..
Today, we all bid our farewell to El SeNor Jaime Escalante..
A shining star that bestowed upon others, the gift of knowledge...
Que Descanse En Paz....
March 31, 2010
"What the caterpillar calls the end, the butterfly calls the beginning"
March 31, 2010
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE OUR HERO IN YAKIMA WA.WE CALLED UPON YOU TO COME AND REACH OUR STUDENTS AND YOU DID IT WITH SO MUCH LOVE. C JAIME
March 31, 2010
my condolences to mr escalante and his family and friends
March 31, 2010
May God bless you and your Family always, you were and always will be an inspiration to many people around the world!!
March 31, 2010
I offer my deepest sympathy to the family. Mr. Escalante was such an imspiration. My students started watching the movie this Monday, and were very sad to learn of his passing. May God Bless You.
March 31, 2010
March 31, 2010
What a great Latino role model. I wish there were teachers like Mr. Escalant -- who believe in their students -- at all inner cities schools. God Bliss you Mr. Escalante. The Latino community is better because of Latino role models like you, Cesar Chavez and many others!
March 31, 2010
God Bless you Mr. Escalante!! You were a true Hero and a Angel on earth!
C.Gonzales
March 31, 2010
You were an inspiration for those of us who took math as a blocking stone. Proved we can learn it and here we are, understanding math and science as a whole, makes better thinkers of the world. You will truly be missed but your legecy runs deep.
March 31, 2010
Our deepest sympathy to a man we never met but made us demand more of our teachers and school districts and most of all our children.
God put him here for a reason and I truly believe the made us see it and went far beyond that reason to the love of everyone's child and teaching.
March 31, 2010
It was extremely regrettable to hear of the death of Jaime Escalante. My deepest sympathies to the family of this very considerate man. Growing up in a predominately hispanic community, I really never felt that any person in a position of authority really cared enough to see the full potential of those of different cultures. After seeing the movie based on the efforts of Mr. Escalante, I appreciated that he did just that. Everyone sees what they choose on the surface however, once you look deeper the possibilities are too difficult to ignore. Personally, I still never had a teacher take that type of interest in me or my hispanic friends but that movie ignited a love for math and a challenge in me that has never ceased. When someone allows their own light to shine they may realize it's too bright to keep it to themselves. In my opinion that's what Jaime Escalante did. He saw a cure for the 'disease' of settling for what's on the surface and he shared his antedote with others. I really appreciate the role this man chose to undertake in his life. I take comfort in the words in the Bible at Philemon 15 which state: Perhaps really on this account he broke away for an hour, that you may have him back forever. I know that time will come when God will institute a new order described at 2 Peter 3:13. At that time I hope to meet Mr. Escalante in person.
March 31, 2010
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Que en paz descanse, Maestro Escalante.
March 31, 2010
Viva la educacion norteamericana y gracias, Jaime, por tu contribucion sobresaliente.
-Gringo ignorante
March 31, 2010
To the Escalante family, may time ease your pain. This MAN was an inspiration. He had a gift and he knew how to use it and blessed the world with his grace. God Bless You all.
March 31, 2010
Respect,you have earned. Peace,you deserve. Love,you are given. So much you & your family have sacrificed for the belief of giving to others. You are truly a light in dark waters. God Bless you and yours.
March 31, 2010
To the Family:

Please accept my deepest sympathy. I, too, never personally met Mr. Escalante, but could not help but be moved by his love for children and education, and tireless dedication as an educator, as portrayed in Stand and Deliver.

A loved one lost can grieve the heart, and make us yearn for the day when the true God, Jehovah, will keep the promise He made of no more pain, no death, no sorrow. (Revelation 21:3 & 4)
March 31, 2010
For James...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
March 31, 2010
Very, very impressive man and I watch the movie over and over and have it on DVD...never get tired of it. Watch it when I need to get motivated to tackle tough issues / life's lessons.
March 31, 2010
Wonderful and Powerful Man of Education and Faith. Ive watched Stand & Deliver Ive learned so much from watching that movie. A man of wonderful words of encouragement which will always stick with me. I seen him on the news 2 weeks ago and he was saying fight fight dont give up. There is so much out there to live for to learn and see. Mr. Escalante R.I.P You was a wonderful Man and you will be Greatly Missed.!!
March 31, 2010
I salute my fellow educator, mathematician, and hero.
In my own elementary classroom, I have a laminated Reader's Digest article about Mr. Escalante posted to remind myself and my students of what we can achieve together in school.
He was a mentor to kids. As a teacher, he showed his love of math and love for his students, a combination for success. Teachers and students can accomplish great things together! He had ganas (desire) and a great passion for math. He wanted his kids to learn math and to stretch themselves to learn. The students learned much from their mentor: desire (ganas), great study habits, and a love to succeed.
I am so glad that there are some real, true heroes to our kids.
I am proud of his success as a teacher and am proud of his students too.
May God comfort and strengthen the family at this time.
March 31, 2010
"Kimo"...Thanks for the golden years...You're our hometown CHICANO!
Llegamos a la Victoria...
March 31, 2010
I went to Garfield High School and graduated in 1977, I didn't get to meet Mr. Escalante, but I was so proud of the students and Mr. Escalante. God Bless the Escalante family.

Proud WWII Army Daughter
of Julian L. Casas
Went to be with the
Lord on: 2/15/2010
March 31, 2010
Rest in peace, Mr. Escalante. Thank you for being such a positive role model to our students and to the world!
March 31, 2010
When Mr. Escalante came to Pueblo Central High School many years ago, this humble man and compassionate educator inspired our students and teachers alike. Some of us faculty members got to meet with him on a more up-close level later that day. He was very down-to-earth, unassuming, and unselfish about all he had been heralded for. That is what all great teachers are about. To this day, I show the movie based on his teaching experience in the Los Angeles Public Schools system to continue to inspire my students and, after 26 years of teaching and still loving it, to continue to inspire me. What a lesson in not letting stereotypes and other people's classifications impede anyone's path to success. Thank you, Maestro Escalante. Blessings and love to your family and friends.
March 31, 2010
may he rest in peace. he was and still is an inspiration to all. always in our thoughts and prayers. we love you.
March 31, 2010
My condolences to the family of such a great Man as Mr. Escalante. We need more teachers like him.Me and my family will say a prayer for this great man for he will surely go to heaven
March 31, 2010
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Escalante's passing. Like many people, I did not know him personally, but came to admire him through film and documentaries about his teaching methods. I truly hope that our inner-city schools can find dedicated and talented teachers such as Mr. Escalante. Rest in peace Mr. Escalante. You've earned your Fast Pass through the gates of heaven. My condolences to his family.
March 31, 2010
He was truly an honorable man who taught so much more than AP Calculus... he taught students how to think, process, stand, and deliver the absolute best.... he is a teacher's teacher. God bless and keep his family.
March 31, 2010
Maestro Escalante, you will always be an inspiration in my life and my prayers for your family. It was an honor working with you and representing the Jaime Escalante Educational Fund for many years helping other students accomplishing their goals. Myself, you motivated me to finish my education and I obtained my BA in Speech Communication and Master Degree in Political Science along with my daughter. I have only good memories from you and keep as a treasure one of the Stand and Deliver's script which you signed for me. You also inspired our students through the "Movimiento Juvenil Ganas." Gracias Escalante and I am here "Standing and Delivering" thanks for your legacy. Kemo sabe.

Thanks to all the persons who were involved in the Jaime Escalante Educational Fund in the past and keep carrying the legacy of Escalante by motivating students to pursue their education.

Sincerely,
Jo-ana D'Balcazar
Formerly Spokesperson and Public Relations for the Jaime Escalante Educational Fund.
March 31, 2010
Thoughts & Prayers to the Escalante Family! Stand & Deliver was one of the most inspirational movies I've ever seen. It points out the fact that "one person can truly make a difference." It also emphasizes the power in a teacher's believing in and caring about a student...and that the notion, concept, belief that 25% of your students are your top performers and 25% are expected to fail--is a false premise. Jaime burst that fallacy bubble! President Obama would do well to advocate for more teachers like Jaime who demonstrate what belief and hard work can accomplish. Thank you Jaime for your profound example of love in action.
March 31, 2010
I want to extend my condolences to Mr. Escalante's family, friends and former students. As a lifelong teacher (33 yrs.), I know the importance of our profession on the future of our country. Mr. Escalante took his calling (and we are "called" to teach!) seriously. Though I never met him personally, I will always consider Jaime Escalante my mentor.
Godspeed and demos gracias a Dios!
nt
March 31, 2010
Such a wonderful man who alot of people looked up to I remember watching those movies of him and how could we could forget stand and deliver much love to you mr. escalante
March 31, 2010
A true inspiration to all of us. What a blessing he was to so many students.

Lori Holland
Mathematics Teacher
March 31, 2010
Such an inspiration to all teachers and especially to those of us who teach mathematics to the inner city youths who some expect can't do. Thank you, Mr. Escalante. Condolences to the family and his former students!
March 31, 2010
We need a lot more teachers like Escalante, otherwise, the US is going to be at the tail end of the educational food chain. I will never forget the movie.
March 31, 2010
My heartfelt condolences to the Escalante Family.

Having grown up in the ELA area and even attending Garfield High School for a summer session, I feel an even deeper connection to Mr. Jaime. I, too, am an educator and I thank you Mr. Jaime for the inspiration you give me as a teacher. God Bless you and Rest in Peace.
March 31, 2010
My sympathies to the family and friends of Senor Escalante. He was a caring person. His dedication to the kids (I saw the movie) was wonderful- but more than math, I believe he encouraged those kids to believe in themselves as they struggle with life and math. He gave them hope and they learned to have faith in themselves. Peace and love to all

Sherry, Milwaukee Wisconsin
March 31, 2010
We sure could use more teachers like Mr. Escalante. May you rest in peace.
March 31, 2010
A great man, a big loss to all whose lives he touched and my deepest heartfelt condolences to the Escalante family. God Bless
March 31, 2010
Mr. Escalante was my math teacher for three years when he moved to Sacramento to teach at Hiram Johnson High School. With his help I was able to pass both Calculus AB and BC exams. He inspired me to be an Electronic Engineer. His never ending motivation for math excellence and humor will be surely missed.
March 31, 2010
Condolences to the Escalante family. Mr. INSPIRATION will be missed but never forgotten. Roberto
March 31, 2010
Hats off to Mr. Escalante a true educator for all those he taught. May he now rest in peace knowing that he made a difference in the lives of the many young adults that he came in touch with. Because without Mr. Escalante they might have traveled a different road that was not as successful as the one they were shown to take. I too was the same type of educator that Mr. Escalante was with his students. I was devoted to teaching all my student and can honestly say that none of them ever failed. I believed that if my students failed I too had failed in not doing something right in my teachings. I will pray that more teacher take the same steps that Mr. Escalante did to make a difference in how we educate our students. Don't ever give up on your students no matter if it means that you must spend more time in school instead of thinking how you are going to spend your next pay check. Through my years as an adult educator I learned that all students in life are capable of learning and being successful if each teacher is willing to put in the time to help each student. May God Bless the Escalante Family during this most difficult time. I will pray to our Lord that he finds a special place in Heaven for this truly one of a kind person who will never be forgotten. I will also pray to our Lord that he creates more teachers like Mr. Escalante because our students need them.
March 31, 2010
It was an honor meeting you one day briefly at a conference, Mr. Escalante! You're an inspiration to all of us teachers who are still dreaming of success. Margaret Armendariz P.S. My condolences to your family.
March 31, 2010
Jaime Escalante has been an inspiration to me as a teacher. I have shown "Stand and Deliver" in my classrooms to inspire students. I still cheer as I see the the scene at the end of the movie where he is walking down the dark hall and at the end, gives the strong, "Yes, We did it!!!" and then the scores are listed.
March 31, 2010
I loved the movie, a man from Bolivia with brilliant goals succeeds a task few could of or would of completed. He should be honored by the United Staes for helping so many here than abroad. May this great man Rest in Peace and may all his loved ones be at peace.
March 31, 2010
My condolences to the Escalante family and may your faith in your God give you the strength to carry on through this difficult time. Mr. Jaime Escalante was a true inspiration. He was passionate about his life and the impact that he created on all of those students who's lives he changed; he truly loved his job! Gracias, Sr. Escalante! May his legacy live on...
March 31, 2010
Wish there were more teachers that cared about the kids as he did. He had so much to offer. Gave kids self esteem and to believe in themselves. Thank you for all your hard work.
March 31, 2010
My senior year in high school, our calculus teacher scheduled an "attitude adjustment week" during which we watched Stand and Deliver. We were a bunch of whiny, privileged kids who complained that calculus was too hard. I don't know what impact it had on my classmates, but I do know that watching this movie changed my attitude and perspective. His students were fortunate to have in him someone who believed in them and expected more from them than most people in their lives.
March 31, 2010
My condolences to the Escalante family. David Viscott,writer, once said that "The PURPOSE of life is to discover your gift. The MEANING of life is giving your gift away." Jamie discovered his gift of teaching and gave not only meaning to his life but to many others!

Rest in Peace now, Jamie.
March 31, 2010
he was a inspiration to so many people and my prayers go out to his family.
March 31, 2010
The book "Stand and Deliver" should be required reading for all teachers and students every year. He knew the kids could do it and never lost faith in them. Rest in peace.
March 31, 2010
Our sincerest condolences to the Escalante family. My students and I admired Mr. Escalante for his knowledge, bravery, and efforts. Society has lost a great gentleman. May his legacy live on forever. Sinceramente, Richard Soto, San Antonio Tejas
March 31, 2010
God speed. R.I.P. Mr. Escalante
March 31, 2010
Thank god for the special persons who make a difference in this world. He was one of them.
March 31, 2010
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE MR ESCALANTE. YOUR STORY MOVED ME.

YOU ARE A LEGACY. ONLY WISH MORE TEACHERS WOULD SET HIGHER STANDARDS AND HAVE GREATER EXPECTATIONS FROM THEIR STUDENTS.
March 31, 2010
I was born in the Garfield High school district. Had it not been for my mother who grew up in that Bario in the thirties and fourties deciding we should move to near by Whittier i would have attended Garfield at that time. Well i never met a teacher at any point in my education that came close to the quality of educator that Jamie obviously was.
Gog Bless You Mr. Escalante
David Lopez Bullhead City Arizona
March 31, 2010
Time and time again teachers go unappreciated and unnoticed. Thank you Mr. Escalante for putting educators on the forefront and for doing a great job in your work. We should take your example. You will be missed.
March 31, 2010
May he rest in peace.
March 31, 2010
The world lost a wonderful teacher and a great man....if u have not watched the movie...check it out.. E.J. Olmos did an incredible job.
R.I.P. Mr Escalante...you will definitely be missed!
March 31, 2010
You inspired many and will be missed by all.
March 31, 2010
This man was an inspiration to more than just the kids he taught first hand. He proved that you don't have to be born into money to be smart enough to go to college and get a well paying job. I thank him for letting his story be told by James Olmos, one of my favorite actors. My prayers go out to his family. May his light shine forever.
March 31, 2010
An excellent teacher! We need more of these kinds of teachers. God bless you and thanks for your gifts and experience in teaching.
March 31, 2010
My deepest sympathy are for you, the family of Mr. Escalante; a man who valued children and education. May you take comfort in the promised hope of the resurrection in the Bible (John 5:28, 29) and knowing that God will soon removed death forever(Rev. 21:4).
March 31, 2010
PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE OTHERS ARE A REAL BLESSING TO HAVE AROUND.I AM SURE HE WILL BE MISSED. BUT, NOT FOREVER. JOHN 5;28,29.
March 31, 2010
Que Dios lo tenga en su reino y bendiga su familia con resignacion. Hernan Rivera
March 31, 2010
I never seen the movie but I will definitely watch it now to see how one man can change the lives of so many young people and motivate them in the right direction. A man like this is sure to be in the memory or God and have the hope of a resurrection of life back to life here on earth. I know you would love to see him again as we all never want to lose a loved one in death. please find comfort about this hope at John 11:23-26
March 31, 2010
My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Escalante. What a wonderful time it will be when Revelation 21:4 is fulfilled and death and sorrow will be no more. Until that time we will miss our loved ones very much. I grieve with you.
March 31, 2010
Rest In Peace Jaime.May you know how much you will be missed.Your story moves me to tears every time I watch it.
March 31, 2010
Our educational system would not be so broken if we had more dedicated teachers who really believe and set high standards like Jaime Escalante. He set a standard all teachers should follow. Dr. Barbara J. Valenzuela
March 31, 2010
A study in the human condition. Every once in a while you find someone who truly choses to see the best that people can be and the potential they possess. But it isn't so often that the same person has an uncanny ability to bring those qualities out in so many. East L.A. isn't reknowned for it's academic prowess but under the guidance of Mr. Escalante these children achieved on a level they never would have dared to dream, before they met him. We have a President who talks of the Audacity of Hope, this is what it looks like. This is a loss for our world today that can illafford to lose a teacher like this. My sincerest condolences go out to Mr. Escalante's family for a man I never met. There isn't a better example of why our teachers should be held to the highest standards because of how important their position in our society. you have touched so many lives, including mine, even though I never had the privilege of knowing you. You are missed, sir. You won't be forgotten.
March 31, 2010
He inspired people by showing them that people were capable of anything that they put their mind to, regardless of their background. It's amazing to think how many lives he changed.
March 31, 2010
Rest in Peace. Everyone should know that YOU achieved what many don't while on this Earth, actually making a positive difference in the lives of so many.
March 31, 2010
What a wondeful and talented teacher. May the God of all tender mercies who see your tears and pain of heart give you all the needed endurance to go from one day to next. God promise (John 5:28-29) . . .all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice  and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life.
March 31, 2010
A great educator and humanitarian.Our heartfelt sympathies go out to family, friends and all who love knowlegde and the conquest of ignorants .God bless.
March 31, 2010
Stand and Deliver-what a great story and achievement. I remember seeing the movie when it first was in the theaters...It was Stand and CHEER. Condolences to a man with a vision and a purpose.
Ellen and John
March 31, 2010
My deepest sympathies go out to the Escalante Family during this most difficult time of loss. May you find comfort from the words found at Isaiah 61:2.
March 31, 2010
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. Jaime went the extra mile and was a model as a teacher. He will be missed by many. Does God care? Jehovah God will end all suffering and he will resurrect all those in the memorial tombs. His words in the scriptures at Revelation 21:4 and John 5:28, 29 bring us comfort and give us hope.
March 31, 2010
The world has lost a great and gentle man, as well as probably one of finest educators in US history. Not a day goes by when I don't look at one of my old Calculus books and think of Mr. Escalante and his many contributions to society.

My prayers are with you, his family, and may all the great memories you have of this wonderful man sustain you.
March 31, 2010
Mr. Escalante's inspiration was far-reaching, and was...and is....a role model for all educators who want to make the most important impact ever: the betterment of our children. Thank You, Mr. Escalante, for your gifts.
March 31, 2010
If you have a Teacher who reached out and took the time to help or Mentor you ( Let them know how much you Appreciate them !) :)
Mrs. Brightman
March 31, 2010
What a loss. My heart and condolences go out to family and friends of this great man. May you be comforted by the knowledge that he made a big difference in the life of many. God Bless you Jaime Escalante.
March 31, 2010
Stand and Deliver was an ispiring movie. Rest in Peace.
March 31, 2010
Great teacher and role model. God bless you Jaime and all those who loved you.
March 31, 2010
The world is a better place because you were here. Rest in Peace Jaime.
March 31, 2010
R.I.P MR ESCLANTE....WILL BE MISSED BY MANY BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.MY CONDOLENCES TO YOUR LOVED ONES.GOD BLESS.
March 31, 2010
rest in peace our teacher.
March 31, 2010
Mr. Escalante was (and will forever be) an inspiration to students and teachers alike. His dedication and passion for teaching has changed the life of many people. I extend my condolences and my prayers to the Escalante Family. May he rest in peace.
March 31, 2010
Not known to everyone, but still a great American Hero. A role model to all teachers, the finest example of "raising the bar". My Condolences to the family at this most difficult time.
March 31, 2010
To the the family of Jaime Escalante - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow,I know that Jamie will be missed by many.
March 31, 2010
I am a Hispanic, who saw the movie. I think
Mr Escalante was a wonderful example for all
of us. Teachers should play to the highest point not to the lowest point.
Theresa Ortega Clark
March 31, 2010






To the whole family
relatives and many of
his close friends..
"Jamie"understood
others Stand and Deliver~
Far more thier achievments
locked in with inspired
confidence..Many condolences
within ones sentiments
its okay to cry..
For Life is loved most
of all cherished Value
From a new Dawn Sun into
another life
As His Spirit is Crossing over
sorrow is there tis will pass
Sadness finds ones smile
turns into Joy gifted Laughter..

In memory of ~JAMIE ESCALANTE~
March 31, 2010
God Bless You for believing! We need more of you! RIP!!!
March 31, 2010
To the family,
I am deeply sorry for your loss, although we did not know him personally he was an inspiration to my family and I, he will be deeply missed, and everyone can honestly say that the world is a better place for his work and devotion throughout his career, he will remain in my memories forever.
March 30, 2010
Its always a positive thing to see a educated hispanic make a difference somepart of the world. I seen the movie and he is a very inspirational person. Hopefully more people like him make a difference and help educate people with a passion. Rest In Peace Mr.Escalante.
March 30, 2010
His life and story inspired educators worldwide. I was personally moved to tears by the film, as I have been an educator for the last 30 plus years. He demonstrated that a talented teacher that believed in his students, did change the lives and futures of his students, their families and future generations yet to come. One of my favorite parts of the film was when his VW car mysteriously disappeared.Shortly thereafter "the car "was discovered. Much to Mr. Escalente's amazement,his VW Beetle had been painstakingly restored to viritually new condition. What a fine visible tribute from his pupils! My prayers are with you during your loss.
March 30, 2010
great teacher GOD BLESS JAIME FOREVER.
March 30, 2010
men like him should live a thousand years to accomplish all the good that was their potential
March 30, 2010
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
March 30, 2010
I am an educator and I show the movie "Stand and Deliver" every year to encourage my students to be their best! The firat time I ever saw this movie I was 13 years old on an airplane. I extend my deepest condolences to the Escalante family. Jamie was a true inspiration and showed the world what can happen when A person cares about others. God Bless you all.
March 30, 2010
thank you. you inspire me. May God bless your legacy.
March 30, 2010
I would like to express my deepest condolences.(John 5:28,29)
March 30, 2010
My heart goes out to the family and friends. Be proud, he made a difference in many lives.
March 30, 2010
New role models will touch other students because of your efforts,Jaime. R.I.P.
March 30, 2010
May God shine upon your family and that they know that you were a hero to half the nation. Amen! Another soldier has made it home to be with our Lord...
March 30, 2010
To the Escalante family: Thank you for sharing this incredible man with incredible talent with the rest of the world. But more importantly, the students he touched. Mr. Escalante created a legacy of excellence in education, especially within the Hispanic community. He did not just teach teenagers, he taught all of us, from numerous walks of life that there is NO EXCUSE for not trying.

What an amazing man.

I hope that with time, you will see and feel the support and prayers from the world over.

We all lost something with his passing. He leaves some sizable shoes to fill.

May God bless you with each day, each moment that you grieve.
March 30, 2010
What a beautiful legacy he has given us, that everyone can succeed in school and in life! May God reward him richly!
March 30, 2010
A true hero.
There is a special place in heaven for a teacher. And Mr. Escalante was so much more. Rest in peace.
March 30, 2010
March 30, 2010
ALL teachers should look to this man as a role model. A teacher who believed in his students and convinced them that they were capable of anything. For him, there was no "main stream student"...all students were capable of learning. May God bless him and his family left on earth. His students were so fortunate to have had them in their lives.
March 30, 2010
Jaime Escalante, was one of the greatest role model of our Hispanic Community in USA. We must continue his beautiful legacy. Rest in peace.
March 30, 2010
Mr. Escalante's story inspires me every time I stand before my advanced placement students. I know they will do better and go farther if push myself to do the best job that I possibly can. His success at Garfield proved that to be true. His influence on the lives of his students is well known. The impact he has had on those who teach and believe that every student should have the opportunity to not just learn the basics...but be pushed to their highest possible level of achievement...may never be fully appreciated. His sons and grandsons should know that his legacy has spread to classrooms far beyond the streets of Los Angeles. Students across the country have Mr. Escalante to thank for showing teachers that young people truly can rise to the expectations of their instructors.
March 30, 2010
Great teacher!..
March 30, 2010
My son became a teacher after being inspired by the movie. RIP Jamie, you were an insperation to millions.
March 30, 2010
I would like to extend my condolences to the Escalante family. As an educator, I encouraged my students to use Mr. Escalante as an example of dedication and professionalism.
March 30, 2010
To the Escalante Family,

Although I did not know Mr. Escalante, I like so many others, was inspired by his life and work.

Please accept my most heartfelt condolences.
March 30, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
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