We all knew him as the one who taught Calculus in the toughest of circumstances and succeeded. For over 20 years, the movie “Stand and Deliver” has served as an inspiration for what can be done.

Jaime Escalante passed away Tuesday after a battle with cancer. What he did in the classroom will live on as a shining example of the difference a talented teacher makes. Here is news clip remembering his life:

Below are scenes from “Stand and Deliver.”