Lindsey Burke

Lindsey M. Burke

Director, Center for Education Policy and Will Skillman Fellow in Education in the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity

Areas of Expertise

  • Education

Lindsey Burke researches and writes on federal and state education issues.

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Lindsey Burke researches and writes on federal and state education issues as the Will Skillman fellow in education policy at The Heritage Foundation. Burke devotes her time and research to two critical areas of education policy: reducing federal intervention in education at all levels, and empowering families with education choice.

Burke’s commentary, research, and op-eds have appeared in a wide variety of major newspapers and magazines, including The Boston Herald, The Washington Times, The Atlantic, and Time. She is a regular contributor of commentary to The Daily Signal, the multimedia news organization of The Heritage Foundation.

Burke, who joined Heritage in 2008, has spoken on education reform issues across the country and internationally, and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows.

Her evaluations of school choice programs and options have been published by public policy foundations such as the Virginia Institute for Public Policy and the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

Burke holds a bachelor's degree in politics from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, and a master of teaching degree in foreign language education from the University of Virginia. She currently studies education policy and research methodology as a doctoral student at George Mason University.