Stamps are the story of us, and what a powerful story they each tell. America's greatest people, places and moments are memorialized here, honored in the art and story of commemorative stamps.
Here, Heritage is our Hero®.
Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Jaime Escalante became a math teacher in the United States in the early 1970s. His inspirational methods led supposedly "unteachable" high school students to master calculus. The story of the dedicated teacher and his students attracted national attention with the release of the 1988 movie Stand and Deliver.
Jaime Escalante believed that a teacher's role was to encourage students to set high goals and to achieve beyond their expectations. His legacy lives on in all teachers who see the potential in each of their students.
First day of issue: July 13, 2016 Washington, DC
These Forever® stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price, which is $0.50.