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Jaime Escalante Leaves Garfield

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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1991
So Escalante was ostracized for being dedicated, creative, outspoken, unconventional, sincere and inspirational. One wonders if he would have improved his social acceptability among his peers and the administration by being conservative, conventional, methodical, unimaginative, uncaring and uninspiring? SANFORD SILVERSTEIN Duarte
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1991
The Los Angeles Unified School District was unable to retain the services of Escalante. This is attributed to his aloofness, habit of working long hours and the resentment and envy of his fellow teachers. Is the district sending the message that one is expected to attain the norm of mediocrity in teaching and excellence will not be tolerated? GARY A. ROBB Los Angeles
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