publication date: Tuesday, January 18, 2005 (part of Round XXIV)

category: Education

clue: By all calculations, this Bolivian teacher delivered real results for his underprivileged students.

explanation: Escalante, a Bolivian native, drew national attention in 1982 when eighteen of his inner-city Los Angeles students passed the AP calculus exam ("calculations"). The word "delivered" is a play on the title of the 1988 film "Stand and Deliver" based on the story. more…

solved by: Steve West, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Mihai Rusu, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Anthony Lewis, Lori S., and Enrique Padilla


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