I actually watched this movie in high school. After we finished the exam for AP Calculus we had about 6 weeks before school ended and an entire period to fill every day. My teacher decided we must see Stand and Deliver and I've always thought it was fitting. Edward James Olmos plays Jaime Escalante, a teacher starting at a difficult school, he takes on a particularly difficult class of misfits who can barely do basic math and decides to teach them calculus. This is the movie that nearly every other "new teacher takes on a difficult class and changes their lives" seems to be based on (at least the more modern ones). He rags on them, teases, belittles, praises, encourages, and disciplines them. He won't take crap from anyone.
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