Stand & Deliver (Men of Haven, #5) by Rhenna Morgan****4.5 Stars!!!****
Another awesome book from Rhenna Morgan!!! This is the fifth book of this series, and it is about Beckett Tate and the lovely Gia! I really loved this story and how we learned about the disorder that Beckett has. I admired Gia with how she dealt with his Beckett complex personality and how she worried about him. She always made sure he got what he needed to feel more grounded in himself.
The relationship and sex between Gia and Beckett was nothing short of intense! Wow, these two had passion that was off the charts!!! I loved every minute of them!!! I forgot how alpha Rhenna Morgan writes her heroes! They remind me a bit of KA’s heroes!!! It’s getting harder to find a major alpha male in the present stories it seems; but I always know I can count on a good dose in this series!
If you haven’t given this series a try yet... you must! It is so worth it!!! Usually the story comes with some major suspense as well! This is a quality series that I’m so glad I picked up!!!
Day 21 stand and deliver
Movie review: ‘Deliver’ receives high marks
Talent like his is a miracle, and about as predictable as one. You can find it in a master of the shell game or a preacher of the Gospel, in the conductor of a symphony orchestra--or a balding, overweight mathematics teacher. If we were very lucky, we may once have had a teacher like this somewhere along the way. Ramon Menendez and Tom Musca are the co-writers. Menendez is also the director, and Musca the producer. And it is still early in both their careers.
Stand and Deliver is a American drama film based on the true story of high school math teacher Jaime Escalante. In the early s, Jaime Escalante becomes a math teacher at James A. The school is full of Hispanic students from working-class families who are far below their grade level in terms of academic skills and also have a lot of social problems. Escalante seeks to change the school culture to help the students excel in academics. He soon realizes the untapped potential of his class and sets a goal of having the students take AP Calculus by their senior year.
Sexual Content B+. Profanity B-. Substance Use B+. Why is Stand And Deliver rated PG? The MPAA rated Stand And Deliver PG. Run Time: minutes.
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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. The exam is so hard that only 2 percent of students nationwide can pass it, although everyone in this class does. The story is based on fact, on the life of Jaime Escalante, an East Los Angeles man who left a higher-paying job in business to return to education and prove something. What he proved is that motivation and hard work can rewrite the destinies of kids that society might be willing to write off. Escalante, played in the film by Edward James Olmos , faces a disheartening challenge on the first day of school. His class is undisciplined, unmotivated and rebellious.
Edward James Olmos stands and delivers a commanding performance as real life teacher Jamie Escalante, a man who gave up a lucrative career to teach high school to underprivileged kids. Daring to do what no one had ever tried before, he challenges his students to learn complex math and compete for university entrance by writing the Advanced Placement Calculus exam. A modern hero of public education, Escalante did what many thought impossible when turned inner-city students at Garfield High in East LA into calculus experts. Stand and Deliver stars Edward James Olmos playing the part of the famed math teacher who first arrives at Garfield in , expecting to teach computer science. Incredibly, these teens forego Saturdays, evenings, and even summer holidays so they can build their mathematic abilities and prepare to take the AP Calculus exam. Unlike so many movies supposedly based upon a true story, research verifies that not only are the events portrayed in this film factual, but many students in subsequent years followed in the footsteps of these first eighteen. While this authenticity comes at the cost of a few moderate profanities and mild violence, considering the nature of the students being portrayed the language and rebellion are not over emphasized.