Access in the News

Access and its Executive Director, Michael A. Rebell, are often called upon as sources of information on school funding policy, litigation, and advocacy.

 March 20, 2013: “Rebellion in Education Funding,” Tim Louis Macaluso, Rochester City Newspaper.

 March 10, 2013: “School Aid Cut Has Day in Court,” Jimmy Vielkind, The Albany Times.

 February 27, 2013: “City’s School Budget Cuts Move Forward While State’s are on Ice,” Geoff Decker, Gotham Schools.

 February 21, 2013: “Judge Blocks Cuomo’s $250M Penalty on City Schools, For Now,” Phillissa Cramer, Gotham Schools.

 February 19, 2013: “Closing Education Achievement Gap: Blue-Ribbon Panel Offers Blueprint,” Amanda Paulson, The Christian Science Monitor

 December 10, 2012: “Study: Poor School Districts in New York State Lack Basic Resources,” Carolyn Thompson, The Associated Press.

 December 10, 2012: “Poor Schools Struggling to Meet State Standards, Years After Critical Ruling,” Vivian Lee, The New York Times.

March 20, 2012: “A Bill to Overhaul School Finance,” Nancy Mitchell, Education News Colorado.

January 17, 2012: “Lawsuits Say States Fail to Meet K-12 Funding Duties,” Sean Cavanagh, Education Week.

January 3, 2012: “[CEE] Targeting Seven Upstate Districts,” Nick Reisman, Capital Tonight.

December 30, 2011: “My Seven Predictions for 2011: A Scorecard,” Michael Petrilli, Education Next.

December 27, 2011: “School Spending Under Microscope,” Lisa Fleisher, The Wall Street Journal.

December 15, 2011: “Governor Should Lead Urgent, Post-Lobato Talks,” Mark Sass, Education News Colorado.

December 10, 2011:“Many Eyes on Utica’s Small City Schools Lawsuit,” Daniel P. Bader, The Observer-Dispatch.

October 14, 2011: “Colloquium Confronts Achievement Gap in American Education,” Elizabeth Auritt, The Harvard Crimson.

October 7, 2011: “Cr-CL Presents a Colloquium, ‘The Right to Comprehensive Educational Opportunity,'” Harvard Civil Rights – Civil Liberties Law Review.

October 7, 2011: “New York Rural Schools Face Insolvency Due to State Policies,” Michael Glover, Livingston County News.

October 6, 2011: “State Funding System Endangers Rural School Districts,” Michael Glover, The Buffalo News.

September 19, 2011: “The Service is Public, but the Money Isn’t,” Jane Timm, The Gotham Gazette.

September 12, 2011: “Taking Failing Schools to Court,” Mark Osmond, Education Next.

August 1, 2011: “On Today’s School Menu: Litigation,” Nathan Koppel,  Jane Timm, The Wall Street Journal, Law Blog.

July 31, 2011: “School-Funding Lawsuits in Other States Have Had Mixed Results,” Tim Hoover, The Denver Post.

May 1, 2011: “S.C Supreme Court Yet To Rule on Education Lawsuit,” Seanna Adcox, The Associated Press.

April 24, 2011: “School Budget Cuts Raise Lawsuit Risk,” Carri Geer Thevenot, The Las Vegas Review-Journal.

March 31, 2010: “City Eyes Own ‘Race to the Top’ Bid in Third Round Try for Educational Funds,” Meredith Kolodner, The New York Daily News.

September 15, 2008: “In Rush to White House, ‘No Child’ Is Left Behind,” Maria Glod, The Washington Post.

September 27, 2007: “Court-Ordered Spending Mandates Raise Taxes, But Don’t Help Education in the Long Term,” Ben DeGrow – The Heartland Institute, School Reform News.

September 4, 2007: “Tighter Link Sought Between Spending, Achievement in N.Y.” Michele McNeil, Education Week.

June 17, 2007: “GOP mailer rips Senate candidate on tax vote,” Fred Hiers, Ocala Star-Banner.

May 21, 2007: “Many untruths in quest for education amendment,” Op-ed by Scott Johnson, Seacost Media Group.

May 12, 2007: “Governor’s school funding claims are wrong,” Op-ed by Scott Johnson, Concord Monitor.

April 25, 2007: “EDITORIAL: A historic deal on school financing,” Editorial by Tom Dennis, Grand Forks Herald.

March 19, 2007: “Lawsuits lurk over cost of fixing schools,” Laurel Rosenhall, Sacramento Bee.

March 16, 2007: “Fixing ‘No Child Left Behind’ requires ‘flexibility,'” Daniel Webster, Worldwide Faith News.

February 12, 2007: “Parties differ on developing new school funding system,” Norma Love, Associated Press, in the Nashua Telegraph.

February 9, 2007: “N.D. could solve ed funding feud out of court,” Pauline Vu,

January 31, 2007: “Ohio Forces Spar Over Constitution,” Michele McNeil, Education Week.

January 19, 2007: “State preps for dust up over rural districts,” Alyson M. Palmer and Andy Peters, Fulton County Daily Report

. January 5, 2007: “Lawsuit aims to force state to boost money for education,” Alex Fryer, Seattle Times.

December 12, 2006: “Groups say school-cost study will help improve education funding,” Martha Raffaele, Associated Press, in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

November 21, 2006: “Aid Award Cut in Suit Over N.Y.C.,” Michele McNeil, Education Week.

November 21, 2006: “New York Court Cuts Aid Sought by City Schools,” David Herszenhorn, New York Times.

November 20, 2006: New York Court of Appeals Orders Historic $1.93 billion additional funding in final CFE ruling, Press Release.

October 26, 2006: “Schools Spend $600 Billion on Facilities, But Inequities Persist, Report Finds,” Laura Greifner, Education Week.

October 18, 2006: “Finance Issues Stir Emotions in N.Y. Case,” Michele McNeil, Education Week.

September 9, 2006: “States have battled for money, not ‘adequacy,’” Melanie Asmar, Concord Monitor.

September 8, 2006: “Fund the Child: A Debate on Weighted Student Formulas,Center for American Progress.

August 23, 2006: “Lawmakers seek property tax remedies,” Tom Hester, Jr., Associated Press, in the Newark Star-Ledger.

February 19, 2006: “Taxpayers, schools agree: The system is not working,” Fellicia Smith, The Repository.