The Calculus of Los Angeles (28 images)
Those marginalized Hispanic kids, the children of immigrants here legally or illegally, could learn calculus. "Los Angeles Teachers" – Hector Ponce, 1997 – on the northeast corner of Wilshire and Alvarado, facing MacArthur Park. Edward James Olmos played their math teacher, Jaime Escalante, in the 1988 film Stand and Deliver, the story of how Jaime Escalante, at Garfield High in East Los Angeles, got those kids through AP Calculus. They aced the AP test. The Educational...