Rural Education Finance Center Director Amanda Adler Published in Award-Winning Book

Last Updated: November 29, 2009

This article appeared in the November 2009 Rural Policy Matters.
USA Book News recently announced its National Best Books Awards and A Quality Education for Every Child: Stories from the Lawyers on the Front Line was named a finalist in the category Education: Academic. Amanda Adler, Director of the Rural Education Finance Center and author of the Rural Education Finance News section of RPM, wrote the chapter, “Making the Case for Rural Schools: Lessons Learned from Finance Litigation in Five States,” which explores school finance lawsuits brought by rural plaintiffs.
“While rural plaintiffs and schools have been the subject of evidence, pleadings, arguments, and court decisions, official court documents provide an incomplete view of the rural educational perspective,” says Adler. “This perspective needs to include the impact of litigation not only on rural students’ educational opportunities and academic outcomes but also on the political power and political capacity of rural people.”
The book, published by the Institute for Educational Equity and Opportunity, is available in bookstores and through online booksellers.
Read more from the November 2009 Rural Policy Matters.