Michael Rebell
Executive Director


  • Legal issues
  • No Child Left Behind
  • School finance and spending
  • School funding

Michael A. Rebell is the executive director of the Campaign for Educational Equity and professor of law and educational practice at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Columbia Law School. Previously, Rebell was the executive director of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, and co-counsel for the plaintiffs in CFE v. State of New York, a challenge to the system of funding public education in New York. Rebell has also litigated numerous major class action lawsuits, including Jose P. v. Mills, which involved a plaintiff class of 160,000 students with disabilities. He also served as a court-appointed special master in the Boston special education case, Allen v. Parks. Rebell is the author or co-author of five books and dozens of articles on issues of law and education.  Among his most recent works is “Courts and Kids: Pursuing Education Equity Through the State Courts,” published by University of Chicago Press in 2009. He was a member of the National Commission on Equity and Excellence in Education and a member of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s New York Education Reform Commission.