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 Aug. 12, 2019

Teaching About Race Does Not Make You Un-American

“The Holocaust was an atrocity.” This was the example I gave my eighth graders as we were learning our words of the week. And with…

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Posted Aug. 12, 2019

Don’t Just Invite Black Men to School on the First Day, We Need Them All Year Long

A tradition for many schools that educate predominately Black children involves welcoming the children back with scores of Black men cheering them on as they…

By Rann Miller

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Posted Aug. 13, 2019

A Teacher’s First Year: The Good, The Bad and the Beautiful

Joining a new school community comes with a unique set of challenges. In addition to the difficulties inherent in any new school year, new teachers…

By Meghann Estrada

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