Opinion

 “Better Learning Costs Money”: The Albany Times Union features an opinion piece by Michael Rebell on Governor Cuomo’s education proposals for the upcoming legislative session (Albany Times Union, January 21, 2013)

“Education Advocates Say State Funding System Has to Change”: Your News Now interviews Michael Rebell about the New York state school budget and how current funding levels jeopardize students’ future opportunities (YNN, May 24, 2012)

NY1 Online: Education Advocates Push for More Funding”: Inside City Hall interviews Michael Rebell and City Councilman Robert Jackson about the preliminary findings of a new report that is questioning the quality of education the city provides to its neediest students (NY1, March 13, 2012)

“U.S. Schools Have a Poverty Crisis, Not an Education Crisis”: Michael Rebell and Jessica Wolff argue that a focused range of comprehensive services is needed to help low-income students overcome impediments to school success (The Huffington Post, February 1, 2012)

NY1 Online: Education Advocate Hints at Possible Legal Fight Over School Funding”: Michael Rebell is interviewed by Inside City Hall on NY1 about Gov. Cuomo’s budget (NY1, January 24, 2012)

We Can Overcome Poverty’s Impact on School Success”: Michael Rebell and Jessica Wolff address the “poverty crisis” in America and how comprehensive services can increase student achievement for low-income students (Education Week, January 17, 2012)

“Attorney Michael Rebell Talks Education and Fairness”: Michael Rebell speaks about whether New York is meeting its obligation to provide every child with a sound, basic education (Capital Tonight, January 2, 2012)

“The Recession–and Students’ Rights”: Michael A. Rebell is called upon as an expert in educational policy to describe students’ rights to education during this financial crisis (Educational Leadership, December 2011/January 2012)

“When Schools Depend on Handouts”: Michael A. Rebell and Jessica Wolff, Op-ed (New York Times, August 25, 2011)

“Cuomo’s school cuts are unconstitutional, says lead lawyer from Campaign for Fiscal Equity case”: Access Executive Director Michael A. Rebell discusses N.Y. Governor Cuomo’s school budget cuts (New York Daily News, March 17, 2011)

“The Kids Are Not Alright“: Michael A. Rebell (The American Interest, January/February 2011 Issue)

“Educational Budget Cuts: Unconscionable — and Unconstitutional”: Michael A. Rebell argues that states must provide, not cut, vital public education services during economic downturns (Huffington Post, February 8, 2010)

“Slashing the city schools budget is illegal, unfair and unwise”: Opinion Article by Michael Rebell (New York Daily News, December 19, 2008)

“City Breaks Faith With Schools”: Opinion Article by Michael Rebell (New York Daily News, May, 24 2008)

“Sleepless After Seattle? There’s Still Hope for Equal Educational Opportunity:” Michael Rebell stresses the importance of state court education adequacy cases in promoting educational equity (Education Week, February 13, 2008)

“Adequacy’ Movement is Alive and Thriving”: Letter by Michael A. Rebell (Education Week, September 26, 2007)

“Rush to Slash Class Size Will Hurt Our Schools”: Opinion Article by Michael Rebell (New York Daily News, April, 23 2007)

Nix Mike’s flawed school funding fix“: Michael Rebell criticizes Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to alter NYC’s school finance system (New York Daily News, January 25, 2007)

“100% Solution” Fails the Test: Michaell Rebell responds to the Fordham Foundation’s “Fund the Child” manifesto (September 15, 2006)

Weighted Student Funding Simplistic and Harmful if Applied Broadly: A memo in response to the Fordham Foundation’s “Fund the Child” manifesto (June 26, 2006)

“Why Adequacy Lawsuits Matter”: This article addresses the inaccuracies in an article by Alfred A. Lindseth. (Education Week, August 11, 2004)

Other Opinion Pieces:

How Title I “Number Weighting” Hurts High Poverty Small Districts”: An analysis by Marty Strange, Policy Director of the Rural School and Community Trust (January 23, 2008)