Escalante teaches in my district in Sacramento. I have heard nothing positive from his fellow teachers of whom I am a friend. He brings in grants and big money but only to himslef, not to the district. I have no doubt that he made a big impression in LA and did a lot for the kids he inspired. So do many other teachers daily without grants and big money. His move to our district, Sacramento City Unified, was supposed to be a miracle. ????Not yet. It think it's part of the over dramatization of television and one mans accomplishments. I hope that some good does come from his work in my district.