Acclaimed Teacher to Speak at Hispanic Student Association Banquet

Oct. 5, 1998

The Hispanic Student Association (HSA) of Baylor University will host a banquet at

7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, on the fifth floor of the Cashion Building of the Hankamer School of Business as part of the Hispanic Heritage month. Acclaimed teacher Jaime Escalante will be the guest speaker. Now retired from Garfield High School in Los Angelos, Calif., Escalante gained national prominence when his students, underprivileged and Hispanic, set standards in mathematics unequaled in American education.

The inspirational story of his genius in the teaching profession is the subject of the book Escalante: The Best Teacher in America. The Bolivian immigrant's success was also featured in Stand and Deliver, one of the most acclaimed films of the 1980s.

Admission is $12 for the public and $5 for HSA members. For more information or to make reservations, call Pearl Beverly at 710-2371.

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