If y"all would leave me alone this wouldn't be my M. In the movie Stand and Deliver, the senior students at Garfield High School aren't very motivated; they don't care much about school. I remember in grades seven through nine I had a teacher that helped and motivated me tremendously. She would sometimes call me at home just to see how I"m doing and just to ask if I needed any help with anything, and that motivated me a lot, because I didn't want to let her down. She always made room for me so she could help me and that was just incredible. Escalante had as well as me would of just given up on school. Every once in awhile, there is that one person who stands up and fights for what they believe in.
There were moments in “Stand and Deliver” that moved me very deeply and other moments so artificial and contrived that I wanted to edit them out, right then and there.
I never forget when I stated here at Hami; my friend warned me to never be seen in Disneyland until I am better known by the outside community surrounding it. Hamilton High and its colorful palate make up the best cast of high school students to help describe what life is like for a teenager today no matter where they stand. My experiences here at Hami have shown me the world in the best venue possible.
If I didn't get anything else out of Hami I received an understanding of those who don't look like me or talk like me or even understand me. In this line from the song "My Dads Gone Crazy" "I"d rather have pussy lips glued to my face with a clit ring in my nose then quit bringing my flows, so quit giving me my ammo, Can't you see why I"m so mean? In the very last line of the song he even says "I don't blame you, I wouldn't let Hailie listen to me neither! Honestly I would too if the censorship authority's kept harassing me about the way I express myself. They did a show together and Elton was a stand-in for one of Eminem's songs...
The result is a film that makes a brave, bold statement about an unexpected subject, but that lacks the full emotional power it really should have.“Stand and Deliver” tells the story of a high school mathematics teacher who takes a class of losers and potential dropouts and transforms them, in the course of one school year, into kids who have learned so much that 18 of them are able to pass a tough college credit calculus exam.
The exam is so hard that only 2 percent of students nationwide can pass it, although everyone in this class does.
After the 18 kids have taken, and passed, the exam, their test scores are questioned by the Educational Testing Service for two reasons: (1) it seems extremely unlikely that all of these kids could pass the exam without cheating, and (2) they all suspiciously made some of the same mistakes.
Because we have been through the movie and the experience with the kids, we know they were not cheating.
There is a scene in the movie that seems to suggest this possibility; the teacher comes up with an assertion that everyone in the classroom tells him is wrong, but he won't back down.
However, that scene ends without making it clear whether the teacher was wrong, and the later scene never explains the similar wrong answers. Other things in the movie may bother some viewers more than they did me. He is so mannered, in his stooped shuffle and his sideways manner of expressing himself, that perhaps he should have toned it down once he'd made his point.