Legal and Policy Analysis
- Public School Facilities: Providing Environments That Sustain Learning: A brief that describes the obstacles to providing adequate funding for school facilities (November 2006).
- The Right to Preschool in Education Adequacy Litigation: A brief that describes the trend of claiming high quality preschool as a constitutional right in adequacy litigations (October 2006).
No Child Left Behind
- Opportunity Knocks: Applying Lessons from the Education Adequacy Movement to Reform the No Child Left Behind Act: A Policy Paper outlining how knowledge gained from the nationwide effort to reform state education finance systems can contribute to discussions on the 2007 reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act (June 2004)
- The Promise and Challenges of the “No Child Left Behind” Act: Summarizes the legislation, explains emerging challenges, and highlights key advocacy perspectives (September 2005).
- CFE v. State of New York: Past, Present and Future: An extensive summary of the CFE litigation, compliance with and recommendations for constitutional requirements, adequate funding levels required for sound basic education, and the monitoring of these funds by Michael A. Rebell (2011).
- Litigation and Education Reform: The History and the Promise of the Education Adequacy Movement: A Policy Paper that explains the origins and current progress of educational adequacy lawsuits (March 2006).
- Maryland Enacts Modern, Standards-Based Education Finance System: Reforms Based on “Adequacy” Costing-Out Study and Parallel New York Court Funding Principles: Recounts the development and enactment of a standards-based school funding system by the Commonwealth of Maryland (May 2002)
- “Education Adequacy, Democracy, and the Courts”: A more complete history of state and federal education finance cases and the development of the concept of a constitutional right to an adequate education by Michael A. Rebell (2002).