Actress Vanessa Marquez, who played a student in the film Stand and Deliver: "Jaime's greatest gift not only to me but to anyone taught by him or who saw Stand and Deliver is that no matter who you are or where you came from you can achieve anything. It is no surprise that after meeting him I aced all of my math classes in college and I have used what I learned from him for the past 23 years. He will always be a part of my life."Escalante is survived by his wife, two sons, and six grandchildren. Services are pending. Many hope that Jaime Escalante's remains will be repatriated to his homeland where he is revered as the most famous teacher in Bolivian history.
May we all shine our light and illuminate humanity, inspired by the life and work of Bolivian Jaime Escalante.