The time has come, as so many saddened children will tell you, to head back-to-school.

Why, exactly, are those children sad?  Clearly because they haven’t had a teacher like the legendary Jaime Escalante.

This week, the Lass is More podcast asks the all important question of how Edward James Olmos’ depiction of Escalante stacks up to Jeremy Irons’ portrayal of G.H. Hardy.  Or, really, vice versa.  “Stand and Deliver” is the gold standard for math student-teacher movies and “The Man who Knew Infinity” is looking to dethrone it.

Does this very British story stack up to the very American one?

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