Elliot Haspel

Guest Blogger

Writer, Program Officer

Richmond, Virginia

Elliot Haspel writes about early childhood and K-12 education policy. He works as a program officer for a philanthropic foundation in Richmond, VA. Elliot is the author of the forthcoming book, “Crawling Behind: America’s Child Care Crisis and How to Fix It” (Black Rose, Nov. 2019).

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Posted June 13, 2019

Better Schools Have a Place in Creating a More Equitable America

As someone who spent the first portion of his career deep in the “education reform” movement, I wasn’t surprised when…

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Posted Nov. 17, 2015

What Ed Reform Is Not Talking About: A Critique From Within

It’s time for the education reform movement to do some soul-searching. A new report and a fresh round of dismal…

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Posted Apr. 15, 2015

Try Empathy Before ‘Getting High’ Off Debate

When’s the last time you changed your mind as the result of an intellectual debate? Think about the last political…

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Posted Jan. 15, 2015

Ending a False Education Debate

Elliot Haspel is an Education Advocacy Fellow with 50CAN: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now. A former public school teacher,…

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Posted Dec. 2, 2019

Believe It or Not, Trump and DeVos Have Done Some Good for American Education

I’ve been leading Getting NYC Kindergarten and Getting Into NYC High School workshops for New York City parents for approximately 15 years. But only since…

By Alina Adams

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Posted Dec. 2, 2019

Don’t Take Us Back to the Days When Our Children With Disabilities Could Be Denied an Education

We barely survived my son Jonah’s adolescence. One evening in Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station he pushed me so hard I fell to the ground and…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Dec. 2, 2019

Students Aren’t the Only Ones in Schools Who Need a Financial Literacy Course

From Maryland to Arizona, public schools report not having proper temperature control, adequate books or enough buses to ensure that children are picked up on…

By Rashawn Ray

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