Rebell to Lead Campaign for Educational Equity
By Michelle Armstrong
Michael A. Rebell, former executive director and co-counsel for the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE), has been named head of the newly launched Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College. The Campaign seeks to overcome the gap in educational access and achievement between America's most and least advantaged students. It will focus on research and dissemination of research findings as well as demonstration projects. At a recent press conference, TC President Arthur Levine said, "We're here today to launch a new organization that will tackle the most urgent issue in education. We're also here to introduce the person we believe is the single most qualified individual in the country to head work of this kind."
While with CFE, Rebell's strategies as lead counsel in the nation's most prominent school finance lawsuit won a series of verdicts in New York state courts. His efforts culminated with the decision last November by a panel of special judicial masters recommending that New York City receive an additional $5.6 billion in school operating funds and $9.2 billion in school facilities funds from New York State.
The article, entitled "Michael Rebell to Lead Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College," appeared June 9 on Newswise.com.