The Center for Educational Equity is a nonprofit research and policy center at Teachers College, Columbia University, that champions children’s right to a meaningful opportunity to graduate from high school prepared for college, careers, and civic participation. We work to define and secure the full range of resources, supports, and services necessary to guarantee this right to all children, particularly children in poverty and children of color.
We promote a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity that would provide socioeconomically disadvantaged students the full spectrum of resources, services, and supports most critical for school success because we believe their right to meaningful educational opportunity entails access to these essential resources.
Founded in 2005 by internationally known educational law scholar and advocate Michael A. Rebell, who successfully litigated the landmark school funding lawsuit, CFE v. State of New York, the Center for Educational Equity pursues systems change through a dynamic, interrelated program of research, legal analysis, policy development, coalition building, curriculum development, and advocacy dedicated to developing the evidence, policy models, curricula, leadership, and collaborations necessary to advance this agenda at the federal, state, and local levels.
Views expressed by the Campaign for Educational Equity or its staff do not necessarily reflect the views of Teachers College.