Ign’ant No Mo: 10 Best Teachers in Movies

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3. Jaime Escalante in “Stand and Deliver” (1988)

The movies that depict this country at the height of the crack epidemic always touch us the most. Maybe it has to do with the hard choice kids had to make between being in the classroom or being on the corner. Either way, Edward James Olmos plays a math teacher who realizes his students have far more potential than their East Los Angeles peers knew.

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