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 Nov. 18, 2021

If You’ve Been Silent About Child Justice, We Need You Now More Than Ever

We have a problem. The global COVID-19 pandemic has not only created a storm of challenges in policy and practice for public education; it also…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Nov. 22, 2021

Current Events Put Racism on Display, No Matter How Hard Some Try to Hide It

In the words of Mugatu, I feel like I’m taking crazy pills. Defense lawyers in the trial seeking justice for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery,…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 23, 2021

Not Every Kid Looks Forward to Holiday Breaks

As a kid, I didn’t look forward to the holidays as much as my classmates did because it meant more time in a home that…

By Kelly D. Holstine

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