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In the movie Stand and Deliver (1988) Andy Garcia plays Ramirez, one of the two ETS officials who start an investigation into the alleged cheating of the Hispanic students in their AP Calculus exam. It is apparent that the director and producers are trying to balance the race factor out by casting a Hispanic actor as a member of the accusing party. I think one defining line is the character Ramirez shouting: "No one has the right to accuse me of racism!"

But since this movie is based on a true story. I wonder if there was a Latin American who worked for ETS and was involved in ETS' investigation of this case. Are there records of any ETS officials involved or is that part totally fictitious?

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    Given some of the other liberties taken in the story (e.g., it was four years after Escalante began teaching at Garfield that he taught his first Calculus class and not to the students depicted as having trouble with basic math), I would imagine that it is fictitious. Jay Mathews's book, Escalante: The Best Teacher in America is a good source for an accurate account of Escalante's teaching career. – Donald Hosek Aug 21 '20 at 15:41

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