The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations in California’s Higher Education

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“The key to my success is a very simple and time-honored tradition, hard work for teacher and student alike.” Jaime Escalante

Readers of this editorial may recall the story of Jaime Escalante (1930–2010) from the 1988 film, Stand and Deliver. In the movie, Escalante is depicted by Edward James Olmos, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his…