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 Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

By Sana Shaikh

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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