Lindsey Burke

GHEC 2016 Research Topic:
Education savings accounts to encourage homeschooling and guard against institutional isomorphism in school choice programs

Doctoral Student, George Mason University | Will Skillman Fellow in Education, The Heritage Foundation

Lindsey M. Burke researches and writes on federal and state education issues as the Will Skillman fellow in education policy at The Heritage Foundation. Burke focuses on two critical areas of education policy: reducing the federal role in education and empowering families with school choice.

Her work and commentary have been cited or appeared in national magazines such as The Atlantic, Time and Newsweek; newspapers such as The Boston Herald, The Star-Ledger, The Washington Examiner and The Washington Times; and digital venues such as the Daily Caller and National Review Online.

Burke, who has spoken on education reform issues across the country and internationally, also has appeared on CNN and Fox News Channel as well as numerous national or regional radio and television programs.

Burke holds a bachelor's degree in politics from Hollins University in Roanoke, Va., and a master of teaching degree in foreign language education from the University of Virginia. Before joining Heritage in 2008 as a research assistant, she taught high school French.

She and her husband, Brian, currently reside in Alexandria, Va.

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