Best Known Teaching Role: Mathematics teacher at East Los Angeles-based Garfield High School How They Changed Education: Students at Garfield High School were historically poor performers when it came to mathematics coursework. But after Escalante became a math teacher there in 1974, he helped record numbers of Garfield students pass the advanced placement (A.P.) Calculus exam. The best known portrayal of this story of student success is the 1988 film Stand and Deliver.
Garfield High School teacher Jesse Hagopian was sprayed in the face by a Seattle police officer while talking on the phone shortly after addressing a Black Lives Matter protest held on last year's Martin Luther King holiday (Screenshot: YouTube)
MLKSeattle.org: Let Freedom Ring! Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Celebration will be held on Monday, January 20, 2014. The schedule: workshops begin at 9:30-11am; 11am rally in the gym; 12:30pm march begins. All events will be at Garfield High School.