City and State New York, the media organization dedicated to covering politics and policy statewide, has released its 2020 “Education Power 100” rankings of the most influential education leaders in New York State and New York City, and Teachers College is amply represented.

Noting that New York state spends more on education than any other part of its budget, City and State’s editors highlight “the officials, administrators, advocates, executives and union leaders who are shepherding New York government’s most meaningful industry.”

Members of the extended TC community who made the list are:

Michael A. Rebell

Michael Rebell, Professor of Practice in Law and Education Policy; Executive Director of TC’s Center for Educational Equity; former lead attorney in the landmark Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit that won New York City billions of additional dollars in education funding from New York State; current lead attorney in a federal lawsuit that argues the state of Rhode Island has failed to provide students with sufficient civics education. (Photo: TC Archives)

Aaron Pallas

Aaron Pallas, Arthur I. Gates Professor of Sociology & Education; Chair of TC’s Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis; Co-Founding Director of The Public Matters: How Americans View Education, Health & Psychology, a TC-based public opinion survey; frequent commentator on New York City and state education debates. (Photo: TC Archives)

Merryl Tisch (Ed.D .’XX)

Merryl Tisch (Ed.D .’05), Chairwoman of the State University of New York and former Chancellor of the state’s Board of Regents. (Photo: SUNY)

Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch (Ph.D. ’75), President of the Network for Public Education, Research Professor of Education at New York University, leading education historian and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education. (Photo: TC Archives)

Carol Burris

Carol Burris (Ed.D. ’00), Executive Director, Network for Public Education (Ravitch’s organization); former nationally recognized principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre, Long Island. (Photo: National Education Policy Center)

Thomas Rogers

Thomas Rogers (Ed.D. ’06), Superintendent, Syosset Central School District; former District Superintendent and CEO of Nassau BOCES; former Executive Director, New York State Council of School Superintendents. (Photo: Newsday)

Matt Gonzalez

Matt Gonzalez (M.A. ’16), Director of the Integration and Innovation Initiative at the New York University Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools; former director of New York Appleseed's School Diversity Project. (Photo: The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools)