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 July 19, 2021

Are Teachers Leaving Because of Pandemic Stress? It’s Complicated.

Plenty of news stories have raised concerns about mass teacher shortages due to pandemic stress. And it’s true that teachers, principals and district leaders have…

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 27, 2021

15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

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